C1886

NZ-The French Pass.

Colonial engraving of French Pass which recorded one of the most dramatic events in the European exploration of New Zealand’s coast when Dumont d’Urville navigated the passage through the violent and dangerous waters of the pass. Dumont d’Urville decided the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

NZ-The French Pass.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 80mm
AUTHENTICITY
NZ-The French Pass. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of French Pass which recorded one of the most dramatic events in the European exploration of New Zealand’s coast when Dumont d’Urville navigated the passage through the violent and dangerous waters of the pass. Dumont d’Urville decided the passage ‘could be navigated if great precautions were taken’, and the names French Pass and D’Urville Island are reminders of the commander’s skilful seamanship.

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him. The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery. He is represented in a number of institutional collections.

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