C1886

Off the Coast of Pitcairn Island

Artist:

Frederick B. Schell (1838 - 1902)

$A 75

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S/N: PAA 3697 PI PITC 
(C009)
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Full Title:

Off the Coast of Pitcairn Island

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Frederick B. Schell (1838 - 1902)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 180mm

Description:

Pitcairn Island was sighted on 3 July 1767 by the crew of the British sloop HMS Swallow, commanded by Captain Philip Carteret.

Biography:

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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