C1869

The Bushman’s Dream.

The first issue of this very rare supplement to The Illustrated Adelaide Post, published January 1869 of an Australian bushman dreaming of a white Christmas back home. There were two later issues published as a supplement to The Illustrated Australian … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Bushman’s Dream.

Date:

C1869

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued. Has full untrimmed margins.

Technique:

Wood engraving printed in colour

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 440mm

Paper Size: 

402mm 
x 529mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Bushman's Dream. - Antique Print from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

The first issue of this very rare supplement to The Illustrated Adelaide Post, published January 1869 of an Australian bushman dreaming of a white Christmas back home.

There were two later issues published as a supplement to The Illustrated Australian News December 27, 1869 and also in December, 1869 in the Illustrated Sydney News.  It was quite common for the illustrated newspaper of the time, to exchange the wood engraved blocks with newspapers publishers in other Australian states or New Zealand.

The Colonial Monthly, when edited by Marcus Clarke, called Cousins ‘a young artist of undoubted merit and ability’ and stated that his Bushman’s Dream surpassed all local illustrations in beauty.

References:
Warden, I. Australian History Live!: Eyewitness Accounts from the Past. Canberra 2013: p.275,.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1578957 not first issue/ from Illustrated Sydney News, Dec.1869
State Library Victoria: PCINF IAN 27-12-69 SUPP not first issue/ from Illustrated Australian News, 27th Dec. 1869

T.S.C. - Thomas Selby Cousins (1840 - 1897)

T.S.C. - Thomas Selby Cousins (1840-1897) Cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and engraver son of the engraver Henry Cousins and nephew of the engraver Samuel Cousins. He emigrated for health reasons to New Zealand in 1863-64 and subsequently moved to Melbourne in 1867 finding work as an illustrator and cartoonist. After sometime he returned to Christchurch and worked primarily as a portrait painter.

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Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Samuel Calvert (1828-1913) English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was a prolific and left a large body of work.

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