C1881

Race for the Walker Whisky Trophy, Parramatta River.

This rare engraving is from the original edition of the The Australasian Sketcher, an illustrated newspaper which was published in Melbourne from 1873 to 1889. It was issued on a monthly basis and included a number of high quality engravings … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Race for the Walker Whisky Trophy, Parramatta River.

Date:

C1881

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 163mm
AUTHENTICITY
Race for the Walker Whisky Trophy, Parramatta River. - Antique Print from 1881

Genuine antique
dated:

1881

Description:

This rare engraving is from the original edition of the The Australasian Sketcher, an illustrated newspaper which was published in Melbourne from 1873 to 1889. It was issued on a monthly basis and included a number of high quality engravings to illustrate the news and article. The reason it was issued on a monthly basis was due to the time consuming process of engraving the illustrations which would take one engraver between one and two weeks to make each engraving. This is also coincided with the monthly shipping of mail to England. The engravings provided a unique glimpse into colonial life, often depicting situations or scenes that were less than flattering, in contrast to the majority of sanctioned views that provided a sanitized portrayal of life in Australia. Increasingly expensive to produce, the few illustrated newspapers that made use of original engravings for their illustrations, and that survived the economic collapse of the late1880’s found themselves competing against the new technology of photographic produced half-tone and lino type processes the illustrations. By the turn of the century most had disappeared. Many famous Australian colonial artists were employed such as Julian Ashton, Albert Cooke, Oswald Rose Campbell, Alfred James Daplyn, Samuel Calvert and Elizier Levi Montefiore. Many famous Australian colonial artists were employed such as Julian Ashton, Albert Cooke, Oswald Rose Campbell, Alfred James Daplyn, Samuel Calvert and Elizier Levi Montefiore. Due to their ephemeral nature few have survived.

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