C1887

"Merrang," The Residence of Robert Hood, ESQ., Hexham West.

Artist:

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

$A 75

In stock

S/N: VAIM 2065 VC 
(C050)

Full Title:

“Merrang,” The Residence of Robert Hood, ESQ., Hexham West.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 150mm

Description:

Colonial engraving depicting the Merrang estate in Hexham, Victoria. Purchased in 1856 by Scottish pastoralist, Robert Hood. Hood continued to develop the property in 1859 into an Italianate stone cottage with its impressive entrance portico and cast iron verandahs.

Biography:

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853-1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the ‘de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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