C1883

The Fish River Caves, New South Wales.

Scarce colonial engraving of the Jenolan Caves when they were named, Fish River Caves. Inset titles; 1. Interior of imperial cave,  2. The “Madonna” new caves, 3. The guide, 4. Lot’s wife, Helena cave,  5. Mode of entering subterranean creek,  … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Fish River Caves, New South Wales.

Date:

C1883

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 327mm

Paper Size: 

370mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Fish River Caves, New South Wales. - Antique View from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of the Jenolan Caves when they were named, Fish River Caves.

Inset titles;
1. Interior of imperial cave,  2. The “Madonna” new caves, 3. The guide, 4. Lot’s wife, Helena cave,  5. Mode of entering subterranean creek,  6. Grand archway,  7. The subterranean creek, 600 ft. below ground,  8. The devil’s pulpit,  9. Exterior inhabitants

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 07-01-83 P.12

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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