C1884

The Last Act.-"Keep in Front of Him."

Artist:

T.J. Gibb

Very rare engraving of the Australian bush of a meeting with a snake. From the original edition of The Australian Graphic. Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Last Act.-“Keep in Front of Him.”

Date:

C1884

Artist:

T.J. Gibb

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving made from a glass block.

Image Size: 

232mm 
x 170mm

Paper Size: 

275mm 
x 221mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Last Act.-"Keep in Front of Him." - Antique View from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Very rare engraving of the Australian bush of a meeting with a snake.

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

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