C1884

Shipping Wool at the Circular Quay.

Wonderful image showing the eastern side of Circular Quay and clipper ships being loaded with wool. From the second half of the 1870s and throughout the 1880s, the wool industry underwent a relatively even period of growth. It was during … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-NS-841122012–199793
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Full Title:

Shipping Wool at the Circular Quay.

Date:

C1884

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

323mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
Shipping Wool at the Circular Quay. - Antique View from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Wonderful image showing the eastern side of Circular Quay and clipper ships being loaded with wool.

From the second half of the 1870s and throughout the 1880s, the wool industry underwent a relatively even period of growth. It was during this general period that Sydney began to rival Melbourne and Geelong in Victoria as the most important colonial centre in the marketing and handling of wool that numerous wool stores were built on the eastern side of the Quay.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News. 

Arthur Collingridge de Tourcey (1853 - 1907)

Collingridge was a painter, illustrator and teacher who became staff artist for the Illustrated London News and The Graphic both very successful London newspapers, before emigrating to Australia. He was one of several sons in an old Catholic family from Godington Manor, Oxfordshire. Like his brother George , he mostly dropped the 'de Tourcey’ in Australia. came to Sydney in 1879 where he worked as an illustrator for the Sydney Mail , the Town and Country Journal. He founded the New South Wales Art Society and was staff artist of the Illustrated Sydney News. Collingridge exhibited widely, mainly in New South Wales and was a founding member of the Royal Art Society of NSW 1880.

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