C1880

Sketches Taken During a Trip to the Hawkesbury.

Scarce colonial engraving of views of along the Hawkesbury. Inset views clockwise from top left; 1. Bar Island and Chapel, at the entrance to Berowra Creek. 2. Barrenjoey, from Blind Cove. 3. Mooney Point, and Ruins of the Old Inn. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketches Taken During a Trip to the Hawkesbury.

Date:

C1880

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 353mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketches Taken During a Trip to the Hawkesbury. - Antique View from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of views of along the Hawkesbury.

Inset views clockwise from top left;
1. Bar Island and Chapel, at the entrance to Berowra Creek.
2. Barrenjoey, from Blind Cove.
3. Mooney Point, and Ruins of the Old Inn.
4. View on Cowan Creek.
5. Our first Day: Taking it quietly.
6. The first Rocks in the Gorge, overshadowed with Weeping Willows.
7. The Northern Road.
8. Our first camp.
9. Wiseman’s Ferry, and Ruins of the Old Church.
10. Wiseman’s Ferry and the North Shore Ferry.

From the original edition of the Town & Country Journal.

Georgius - George Alphonse Collingridge de Tourcey (1847 - 1931)

Collingridge was an artist and historian. He rarely used 'de Tourcey'. His parents moved to France in 1853 and he was educated at the Jesuit College, Vaugirard, and the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, studying architecture under Viollet-le-Duc, wood-engraving and painting. Corot informally accepted him as a pupil, a very rare favour. In 1867, when Garibaldi invaded the Roman States, Collingridge joined the Papal Zouaves and took part in seventeen engagements, receiving no wounds but three medals, including the Mentana Cross. In 1869-70 he was back in Paris, returning to England after Sedan before settling again in Paris in 1872. Although he continued to paint throughout his career—he held his last exhibition in 1926—he now found his real métier in wood-engraving, then the staple form of graphics in such famous journals as the Illustrated London News and L'Illustration, for both of which he worked. On the advice of his brother Arthur (1853-1907), also an artist, who was already in Australia, Collingridge migrated in 1879 to join the Illustrated Sydney News, he also worked for the Australian Town and Country Journal and the Sydney Mail. Dissatisfaction with lay control of the existing New South Wales Academy of Art led the brothers to found the (Royal) Art Society of New South Wales in July 1880, and in 1888 they launched the short-lived Australian Art, the first such journal in the continent. Both brothers taught in schools and technical colleges. Between 1890 and 1925 Collingridge devoted two books and some thirty articles to establishing Portuguese priority to the charting of teh Australian coastline.

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