C1883

Gelding's Nursery, Summerhill.

Artist:

Artist unknown.

This rare engraving of Summer Hill is from the original edition of the, Illustrated Sydney News, an illustrated newspaper which was published in Sydney from 1854 to 1889. It was issued on a monthly basis and included a number of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Gelding’s Nursery, Summerhill.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Artist unknown.

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 172mm
AUTHENTICITY
Gelding's Nursery, Summerhill. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

This rare engraving of Summer Hill is from the original edition of the, Illustrated Sydney News, an illustrated newspaper which was published in Sydney from 1854 to 1889. It was issued on a monthly basis and included a number of high quality engravings to illustrate the accompanying news and articles. The reason it was issued on a monthly basis was due to the time consuming process of engraving the illustrations which would take one engraver between one and two weeks to make each engraving. This is also coincided with the monthly shipping of mail to England. Many famous Australian colonial artists were employed such as Julian Ashton, Albert Cooke, Charles Conder, Samuel Calvert, Frank Mahony and Arthur Collingridge. The engravings provided a unique glimpse into colonial life, often depicting situations or scenes that were less than flattering, in contrast to the majority of sanctioned views that provided a sanitised portrayal of life in Australia. Increasingly expensive to produce, the few illustrated newspapers that made use of original engravings for their illustrations, and that survived the economic collapse of the late1880’s found themselves competing against the new technology of photographic produced half-tone and lino type processes the illustrations. By the turn of the century most had disappeared. Due to their ephemeral nature few have survived.

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