C1887

“Overnewton,” The Residence of William Taylor, Esq., J.P., Keilor.

Colonial engraving of Overnewton which was built by William Taylor in 1849. Taylor bought 13,000 acres of rich grazing land just west of the Keilor township and initially built a simple single story bluestone colonial style homestead.  When Taylor returned from … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“Overnewton,” The Residence of William Taylor, Esq., J.P., Keilor.

Date:

C1887

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

151mm 
x 202mm
AUTHENTICITY
"Overnewton," The Residence of William Taylor, Esq., J.P., Keilor. - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Colonial engraving of Overnewton which was built by William Taylor in 1849. Taylor bought 13,000 acres of rich grazing land just west of the Keilor township and initially built a simple single story bluestone colonial style homestead. 

When Taylor returned from a visit to his Scotish homeland in 1859 he went about recreating the homestead into a miniature Scottish Baronial Castle, adding a stately two- storyied wing, along with the blue stone Dairy & Butcher Shop and the Private Billiard room now used as a chapel for wedding ceremonies.

G.R.A. - George Rossi Ashton (1857 - 1942)

Ashton studied at the South Kensington School of Art and became a black-and-white illustrator for the London Graphic. In 1877-78 he represented the Illustrated London News at the Kaffir war and next year joined Julian on the Illustrated Australian News in Melbourne; together they covered the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. He was among the first sketch-artists of the Bulletin, drew also for the Australasian Sketcher, the Illustrated Sydney News and the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, and was art editor and artist for Victoria and its Metropolis. In 1886-88 he was a member of the Art Society of New South Wales and the Australian Artists' Association (Victoria). In 1893 he returned to England where he continued to illustrate for various papers and toured music-halls with a lightning-sketch routine.

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