C1884

Pearl Fishing in Torres Straits.

Rare colonial engraving of Australian pearling showing numerous helmeted divers and pearl luggers at work.| Titles of inset view; Rendezvous of boats on patch. Divers gathering Shells A Novel Defence An Unwelcome Visitor From the original edition of the Illustrated … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Pearl Fishing in Torres Straits.

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pearl Fishing in Torres Straits. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of Australian pearling showing numerous helmeted divers and pearl luggers at work.|

Titles of inset view;
Rendezvous of boats on patch.
Divers gathering Shells
A Novel Defence
An Unwelcome Visitor

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

 

J.W.C. - James Waltham Curtis (1839 - 1901)

Curtis was a painter, illustrator and photographic colourist. A regular exhibitor at the Black and White exhibitions, Victorian Academy of Arts, in the 1880s. painter, illustrator and photographic colourist, was born in Devonshire. He had worked on the London Graphic and Sketcher before coming to Victoria, probably with the goldrush. In Melbourne he worked first as a colourist for Johnstone, O’Shannessy and Co., then as an illustrator on the Illustrated Australian News succeeding O.R. Campbell. He often signed his works with the monogram.

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