C1884

Regatta Sketches.

Very rare comical engraving of Australian sailing in Sydney Harbour. From the original edition of The Australian Graphic. Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Regatta Sketches.

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving from a glass block.

Image Size: 

232mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
Regatta Sketches. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Very rare comical engraving of Australian sailing in Sydney Harbour.

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

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