C1868

Forest Scene on the Illawarra Mountains, New South Wales.

This scarce engraving is from the original edition of the Illustrated London News which was established by a printer and newsagent, Herbert Ingram (1811-1860). The first issue came out in 1842. It’s success was due to the fact that the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Forest Scene on the Illawarra Mountains, New South Wales.

Date:

C1868

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
Forest Scene on the Illawarra Mountains, New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1868

Genuine antique
dated:

1868

Description:

This scarce engraving is from the original edition of the Illustrated London News which was established by a printer and newsagent, Herbert Ingram (1811-1860). The first issue came out in 1842. It’s success was due to the fact that the stories were usually accompanied by engraved illustrations many of the colonies.

George French Angas (1822 - 1886)

Angas was a painter, lithographer, engraver and naturalist, fourth child and eldest son of George Fife Angas, a merchant and banker. As the eldest son he was expected to join his father's firm, but some months in a London counting house proved a disillusioning experience. In 1841 he took art lessons for four months from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, a natural history painter and lithographer, and armed with this instruction set out to see the world. He began in the Mediterranean publishing, A Ramble in Malta and Sicily in the Autumn of 1841.......Illustrated with Sketches Taken on the Spot, and Drawn on the Stone by the Author, the following year. Angas's father had established the South Australian Company in 1836 and had large areas of land as well as banking interests in the province. George French sailed for South Australia in 1843 in the Augustus, arriving in Adelaide on 1st January 1844. Within days he had joined an exploring party selecting runs for the South Australia Company. They traveled through the Mount Lofty Ranges to the Murray River and down to Lake Coorong and Angas sketched views of the countryside, native animals and the customs and dwellings of the Narrinyerri people. Later he drew scenes on his father's land - 28,000 acres in the Barossa Valley - and accompanied George Grey's expedition to the then unknown south-east as unofficial artist. In July 1844 Angas visited New Zealand. Guided by two Maoris, he traveled on foot and by canoe through both islands, painting portraits of Maoris and views. Angas's father died in 1879, leaving a vast estate from which George French received only a annuity of 1000 pounds. In 1884 he went to Dominica on a collecting expedition, finding shells, moths, butterflies and birds. Dogged by rheumatism and neuralgia during his last years, Angas died in London on 4 October 1886.

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