C1886

SA-The Beetaloo Water Works.

Colonial engraving of the Beetaloo Reservoir which was completed in 1890, and at the time, was the largest concrete dam in the southern hemisphere.

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S/N: PAA-SC-2456B–196671
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Full Title:

SA-The Beetaloo Water Works.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

125mm 
x 100mm

Paper Size: 

147mm 
x 120mm
AUTHENTICITY
SA-The Beetaloo Water Works. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of the Beetaloo Reservoir which was completed in 1890, and at the time, was the largest concrete dam in the southern hemisphere.

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him. The Grafton Gallery 'Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, 'Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, 'Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, 'Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery. He is represented in a number of institutional collections.

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