C1886

The Zig-Zag, New South Wales.

A wonderful colonial engraving depicting three steam trains on the famous Zig-Zag rail road at the same time. References: Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9829g. Hughes-d’Aeth, T. Paper Nation : The Story of the Picturesque … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Zig-Zag, New South Wales.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

175mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Zig-Zag, New South Wales. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

A wonderful colonial engraving depicting three steam trains on the famous Zig-Zag rail road at the same time.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9829g.
Hughes-d’Aeth, T. Paper Nation : The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australia. Melbourne 2001:

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1654251
National Gallery Australia: LEGACY ID 34588
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1046852
Getty Museum Los Angeles: Object name: 1218593
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvDRQZXzWd
State Library Victoria: CCF 919.4 G19

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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