C1884

Raising the 25-Ton Gun, Middle Harbour Fortifications, Sydney.

A group of men from the New South Wales Artillery pulling on a rope winch to lift a 25 ton gun onto a barge in Middle Harbour, Sydney. The gun was to be placed in defensive fortifications. There is a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Raising the 25-Ton Gun, Middle Harbour Fortifications, Sydney.

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

302mm 
x 226mm
AUTHENTICITY
Raising the 25-Ton Gun, Middle Harbour Fortifications, Sydney. - Antique View from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

A group of men from the New South Wales Artillery pulling on a rope winch to lift a 25 ton gun onto a barge in Middle Harbour, Sydney. The gun was to be placed in defensive fortifications. There is a steam barge in the background.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 06-05-82 P.141
Australian War Memorial, Canberra.: Accession Number ART19848

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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