C1864

Native Police

Lithograph of aboriginal trackers at work by Samuel Thomas Gill. From Gill’s, The Australian Sketch Book. Collections: National Gallery of Australia: LEGACY ID 40599 National Gallery of Victoria: Accession Number 3049.8-4 National Library of Australia: Bib ID2966632 State Library of Victoria: Accession no: … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Native Police

Date:

C1864

Engraver:

Hamel & Ferguson 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 175mm

Paper Size: 

343mm 
x 277mm
AUTHENTICITY
Native Police - Antique View from 1864

Genuine antique
dated:

1864

Description:

Lithograph of aboriginal trackers at work by Samuel Thomas Gill.

From Gill’s, The Australian Sketch Book.

Collections:

National Gallery of Australia: LEGACY ID 40599
National Gallery of Victoria: Accession Number 3049.8-4
National Library of Australia: Bib ID2966632
State Library of Victoria: Accession no: H17157

Samuel Thomas Gill (1818 - 1880)

Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) S.T. Gill as he is often now known, was born at Somerset, England, the son of Rev. Samuel Gill, Baptist minister, and educated at Plymouth in a school kept by his parents, and later at Dr Seabrook's academy. His father taught him drawing and he was later employed in London as 'Draftsman and Water Colour Painter' by the Hubard Profile Gallery, an establishment which produced silhouettes. He arrived in South Australia in 1839 and by March 1840 had established a studio in Gawler Place, Adelaide, which was open from 'eleven till dusk'; he offered to produce portraits of human beings, horses and dogs, and to sketch houses and transfer the sketches 'to paper suited for home conveyance'. In 1846 he accompanied the Horrock's expedition which reached the head of Spencer Gulf.  In 1852 Gill travelled to the Victoria and in the next twenty years produced drawings, watercolours and lithographs of scenes of the Victorian and New South Wales gold fields. After 1870 Gill fell into obscurity and on 27 October 1880 he collapsed in Post Office Place, Melbourne, and was found to be dead when taken to hospital. Gill's legacy is a large body of work which portrayed life during the greatest gold boom the world had ever seen.

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