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C1886

Shakespeare Head, Mercury Bay, New Zealand.

Artist:

Frederic B. Schell (1838 - 1900)

$A 65

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S/N: PAA NZ 3011 
(C033)
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Full Title:

Shakespeare Head, Mercury Bay, New Zealand.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Frederic B. Schell 
(1838 – 
1900)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 180mm

Description:

Shakespeare’s Cliff, (Cook’s Head, north island), situated along the north east coast, was named by Captain Cook who saw a resemblance between the rock’s outline and the face of Shakespeare. At the summit of the cliff stands a granite monument to commemorate Cook’s arrival.

Biography:

Frederick B.Schell (1838-1900)

Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempted, 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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