C1870

Scene on the Upper Yarra, Victoria.

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Early engraving of Dight’s Mills (Abbotsford) on the Yarra, just downstream of the junction with the Merri Creek. John Dight, a miller of Campbelltown, NSW, acquired land, on 7 November 1838 and over the next few years, he built a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Scene on the Upper Yarra, Victoria.

Date:

C1870

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 101mm
AUTHENTICITY
Scene on the Upper Yarra, Victoria. - Antique Print from 1870

Genuine antique
dated:

1870

Description:

Early engraving of Dight’s Mills (Abbotsford) on the Yarra, just downstream of the junction with the Merri Creek.

John Dight, a miller of Campbelltown, NSW, acquired land, on 7 November 1838 and over the next few years, he built a brick mill on the site and began the production of flour. In November 1843, ownership of the land passed to John Dight and his brother Charles Hilton Dight. 

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Artist:

Samuel  Calvert (1828-1913)

English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was prolific and left a large body of work.

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