C1885

The Return of the N.S.W. Contingent from the Soudan. – The Reception Ceremony at the Victoria Barracks.

The Australian contingent sailed for home on 17 May 1885 and arrived in Sydney on 19 June. Five days after their arrival in Sydney the contingent, dressed in their khaki uniforms, marched through the city to a reception at Victoria … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Return of the N.S.W. Contingent from the Soudan. – The Reception Ceremony at the Victoria Barracks.

Date:

C1885

Condition:

In good condition wit centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

510mm 
x 305mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Return of the N.S.W. Contingent from the Soudan. - The Reception Ceremony at the Victoria Barracks. - Antique Print from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

The Australian contingent sailed for home on 17 May 1885 and arrived in Sydney on 19 June. Five days after their arrival in Sydney the contingent, dressed in their khaki uniforms, marched through the city to a reception at Victoria Barracks where they stood in pouring rain as a number of public figures, including the Governor, Lord Loftus, the Premier, and the commandant of the contingent, Colonel Richardson, gave speeches. http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/sudan.htm

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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