C1877

The Australian Blondin Crossing Middle Harbour, Sydney.

Colonial engraving of the famous tight rope walker Charles Blondin crossing Middle Harbour in 1877.  Blondin  had become very famous after pushing a wheelbarrow containing a small stove made of sheet iron across Niagra Falls which he then proceeded to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Australian Blondin Crossing Middle Harbour, Sydney.

Date:

C1877

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Australian Blondin Crossing Middle Harbour, Sydney. - Antique View from 1877

Genuine antique
dated:

1877

Description:

Colonial engraving of the famous tight rope walker Charles Blondin crossing Middle Harbour in 1877.  Blondin  had become very famous after pushing a wheelbarrow containing a small stove made of sheet iron across Niagra Falls which he then proceeded to light a fire and cook an omelet while suspended on the rope, he  the lowered the omelet down to passengers on to the Maid of the Mist who ate it before Blondin continued his crossing.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria:  Accession no: A/S12/05/77/28

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