Frederic B.Schell (1838 - 1900)
Colonial engraving of Gippsland’s, Lake Wellington and Lake King.
The Gippsland Lakes system is Australia’s most extensive, separated from Bass Strait by a long line of sand dunes that form the Ninety Mile Beach.
Titles within the images:
1. Lake Wellington
2. The Shore of Lake King
Frederic B. Schell (1838-1900)
Schell was an American employed as the senior artist on the most ambitious colonial publication ever attempetd, The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia . He arrived in Sydney with two other American artists, W.T. Smedley and W. C. Fitler, plus a number of engravers including Horace Baker. When Phil May returned to England in 1888 Schell accompanied him.
The Grafton Gallery ‘Exhibition of Australian Art in London’ 1898 included F.B. Schell, cat.250, ‘Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers, N.S.W.’, cat.254, ‘Hamilton Reach, Brisbane’, cat. 255, ‘Sydney Harbour, N.S.W.’, lent by the Trustees of Sydney Gallery.
He is represented in a number of institutional collections.
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