C1887

Port Arthur

Artist:

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

Port Arthur is the former convict settlement named after Van Diemen’s Land lieutenant governor George Arthur. From 1833, until the 1850s, it was a destination for the hardest of convicted British criminals, those who were secondary offenders having re-offended after … Read Full Description

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S/N: CASS-1149-TC–221253
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Full Title:

Port Arthur

Date:

C1887

Artist:

William Hatherell (1855 - 1928)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 135mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Arthur - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Port Arthur is the former convict settlement named after Van Diemen’s Land lieutenant governor George Arthur. From 1833, until the 1850s, it was a destination for the hardest of convicted British criminals, those who were secondary offenders having re-offended after their arrival in Australia. 

Biography:

William Hatherell (1855-1928)

Painter born in London and studied at
the R.A. Schools 1877–9. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal
Watercolour Society from 1879, showing portraits, genre and
illustrations. He worked for Cassell’s, who sent him to Australia as one
of the main artists for Picturesque Australia, as well as The Graphic and other American magazines.

This view is one of a series made in anticipation of Australia’s centenary.

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