C1880

The Water Famine in the Sydney Suburbs.-Moonlight Scene in Woollahra.

Scarce image showing the realities of life in colonial Sydney in the early 1880’s with the critical water shortage due to drought. From: The Illustrated Sydney News.

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S/N: ISN-NS-800904017A–225674
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Full Title:

The Water Famine in the Sydney Suburbs.-Moonlight Scene in Woollahra.

Date:

C1880

Condition:

Light vertical crease, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 165mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Water Famine in the Sydney Suburbs.-Moonlight Scene in Woollahra. - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Scarce image showing the realities of life in colonial Sydney in the early 1880’s with the critical water shortage due to drought.

From: The Illustrated Sydney News.

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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