C1867

Running Down of the Black Swan in Hobson's Bay.

Rare engraving of the collision between the steamers Black Swan and Luna close to the breakwater, Williamstown. The Black Swan sunk in about four and a half fathoms water, and the Luna was very severely injured, but enabled to steam … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Running Down of the Black Swan in Hobson’s Bay.

Date:

C1867

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Running Down of the Black Swan in Hobson's Bay. - Antique View from 1867

Genuine antique
dated:

1867

Description:

Rare engraving of the collision between the steamers Black Swan and Luna close to the breakwater, Williamstown.
The Black Swan sunk in about four and a half fathoms water, and the Luna was very severely injured, but enabled to steam up the river to Melbourne.
From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

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