C1855

Native Sneaking Emu

Very rare S.T. Gill lithograph titled, Native Sneaking Emu. This lithograph was originally issued in set of eight lithographs, titled, Colonial Sketches, published in 1853. It is identified as being from this series by the publishers name below the image; … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Native Sneaking Emu

Date:

C1855

Condition:

Minor chips and small tears to sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

hand coloured lithograph with one tint.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 145mm

Paper Size: 

260mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Native Sneaking Emu - Antique View from 1855

Genuine antique
dated:

1855

Description:

Very rare S.T. Gill lithograph titled, Native Sneaking Emu.

This lithograph was originally issued in set of eight lithographs, titled, Colonial Sketches, published in 1853. It is identified as being from this series by the publishers name below the image; J. S. Campbell & Co. Melbourne. It is often described incorrectly as being from, Sketches in Victoria, which was published by, J.J. Blundell & Co in 1855. see Bowden, K.M. Samuel Thomas Gill Artist, Maryborough 1971, p.124, part [3]

Not found in; National Library Australia, State Library NSW, State Library Victoria.

References:
Grishin, S. S.T. Gill & His Audience. Canberra 2015:.

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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