C1886

Melbourne Cup. - Race-Course from Member's Stand.

Colonial engraving of a finish to Australia’s most famous race, The Melbourne Cup.

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Full Title:

Melbourne Cup. – Race-Course from Member’s Stand.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 180mm
AUTHENTICITY
Melbourne Cup. - Race-Course from Member's Stand. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of a finish to Australia’s most famous race, The Melbourne Cup.

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1921)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illustrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

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