C1890

University of Sydney

Artist:

Phillip-Stephan

One of the largest colonial views of Sydney University. It was one of a series of views which were the first examples of the new printing technique of photo lithography. In this method the plate was photo sensitised and the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

University of Sydney

Date:

C1890

Artist:

Phillip-Stephan

Condition:

One small 2mm hole at top sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Photo lithograph

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 285mm

Paper Size: 

472mm 
x 410mm
AUTHENTICITY
University of Sydney - Antique Print from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

One of the largest colonial views of Sydney University.

It was one of a series of views which were the first examples of the new printing technique of photo lithography. In this method the plate was photo sensitised and the image then transferred by photography. The plate then was inked and printed in the traditional way. Rare

From: Stephan, Picturesque Views of Australia.

Collections:
New South Wales State Library: Reference Code 932358

Biography:

Samuel Phillips, photographer, and Adam Stephan, lithographer, began working on their process in 1884, and in late 1887 formed the company. A Melbourne company was established in June 1889 and a Brisbane branch was also contemplated in that year. The building it occupied by the Melbourne company was destroyed by fire in January 1890. 

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