C1883

Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Y.M.C.A. Building Sydney.

Very rare engraving of Mrs Margaret Hampson laying the foundation stone of the former Y.M.C.A. building in 1883. The four storey building was designed by Thomas Rowe in 1883-5. From the original edition of The Australian Graphic. Incredibly, this newspaper … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Y.M.C.A. Building Sydney.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving printed from a glass block.

Paper Size: 

276mm 
x 403mm
AUTHENTICITY
Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Y.M.C.A. Building Sydney. - Antique Print from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Very rare engraving of Mrs Margaret Hampson laying the foundation stone of the former Y.M.C.A. building in 1883. The four storey building was designed by Thomas Rowe in 1883-5.

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

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