C1886

SA-Bate’s Hut, Kangaroo Island. [Hog Bay]

Small colonial engraving of George Bates (1800-1895) hut at Hog’s Bay, Kangaroo Island. Bates was a sealer and trader, possibly born on 13 April 1800 at Cheapside, London, son of a militiaman. In 1823 in the crew of the convict … Read Full Description

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S/N: PAA-SC-2413A–217246
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Full Title:

SA-Bate’s Hut, Kangaroo Island. [Hog Bay]

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

125mm 
x 75mm
AUTHENTICITY
SA-Bate's Hut, Kangaroo Island. [Hog Bay] - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Small colonial engraving of George Bates (1800-1895) hut at Hog’s Bay, Kangaroo Island. Bates was a sealer and trader, possibly born on 13 April 1800 at Cheapside, London, son of a militiaman. In 1823 in the crew of the convict ship Commodore Hayes he reached Hobart Town, where he joined the sealing vessel Nereus, which operated in Bass Strait and beyond. While anchored in one of Kangaroo Island’s sheltered bays in January 1824, he and a mate stole ashore and hid in the scrub. He built a stone hut at Hog Bay.

William Crothers Fitler (1857 - 1915)

Fitler was born in Philadelphia in 1857 and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a tonalist landscape painter and most of his works depict views of New York, Connecticut, or Long Island. Fitler was a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York Watercolor Club, Brooklyn Art Association, Artists Fund Society, and New York Municipal Art Society. Fitler came to Australia with Fred B. Schell and W.T. Smedley to work on Australia's most ambitious and largest colonial publishing venture the, Picturesque Atlas of Australia. On his return to America he exhibited widely and was included in shows at the National Academy (1880-1907), Brooklyn Art Club (1881-1886), and Boston Art Club (1881-1908).

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