C1876

View of Sandy Bay, Hobart Town.

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Scarce image of Sandy Bay. This rare engraving is from the original edition of  the Illustrated Australian News published by The Age , an illustrated newspaper which was published in Melbourne from 1876-1889. It was issued on a monthly basis … Read Full Description

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S/N: TH-1876-IAN–191486
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Full Title:

View of Sandy Bay, Hobart Town.

Date:

C1876

Artist:

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of Sandy Bay, Hobart Town. - Antique Print from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Scarce image of Sandy Bay.

This rare engraving is from the original edition of  the Illustrated Australian News published by The Age
, an illustrated newspaper which was published in Melbourne from
1876-1889. It was issued on a monthly basis and included a number of
high quality engravings to illustrate the news and article. The reason
it was issued on a monthly basis was due to the time consuming process
of engraving the  illustrations which would take one engraver between
one and two weeks to make each engraving. This is also coincided with
the monthly shipping of mail to England.

The engravings provided a unique glimpse into colonial life, often
depicting situations or scenes that were less than flattering, in
contrast to the majority of sanctioned views that provided a sanitized
portrayal of life in Australia. Increasingly expensive to produce, the
few illustrated newspapers that made use of original engravings for
their illustrations, and that survived the economic collapse of the late
1880’s found themselves competing against the new technology of
photographically produced half-tone and lino type processes. By the turn
of the century most had disappeared. Many famous Australian colonial
artists were employed such as Julian Ashton, Albert Cooke, Oswald Rose
Campbell, Alfred James Daplyn, Samuel Calvert and Elizier Levi
Montefiore.

 Many famous Australian colonial artists were employed such as Julian
Ashton, Albert Cooke, Oswald Rose Campbell, Alfred James Daplyn, Samuel
Calvert and Elizier Levi Montefiore.

Due to their ephemeral nature few have survived.

Biography:

Samuel Calvert   (1828-1913)

Painter & wood engraver. After moving to Melbourne, he had a prolific career producing numerous engraved works, many of which he exhibited at the VFAS. From the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.

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