C1867

The Abercrombie Caves.

Artist:

John Rider Roberts (1820 - 1868)

Very rare colonial engraving of the image of the Abercrombie Caves, Bathurst. Ffrom the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

$A 175

S/N: ISN-NC-670615184–234194
(B001)
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Full Title:

The Abercrombie Caves.

Date:

C1867

Artist:

John Rider Roberts (1820 - 1868)

Engraver:

E. Mason 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Abercrombie Caves. - Antique Print from 1867

Genuine antique
dated:

1867

Description:

Very rare colonial engraving of the image of the Abercrombie Caves, Bathurst.

Ffrom the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Biography:

John Rider Roberts (1820-1868)

Roberts was a landscape painter, illustrator, surveyor and architect. 

He was firstly in partnership with Henry Haege as surveyors, civil engineers and architects. One of Roberts’s major artistic activities was ‘improving’ the survey plans he and Haege provided for land auctioneers by adding topographical views of the areas up for subdivision. Roberts was closely associated with the Illustrated Sydney News and provided many topographical drawings and became head of the art department. Roberts also ‘tidied up’ drawings from less competent artists before the woodblocks were made. Roberts seems to have been the last of the many proprietors in partnership with its longstanding engraver, printer and publisher, W.G. Mason.

Listed as a painter, architect and surveyor of Hordern Street, Newtown, in 1867, John R. Roberts died of ‘dropsy’ on 30 June 1868.

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