C1840

[Views in South Australia] - 1. Bushmen at Camp Mouth of the Salt Creek SA 2. Hungry Bushmen after Beef, Scene near the Maria Creek SA 3. Kangaroo Hunting in SA 4. Mount Gambier, SA 5. Scene on the River Murray SA 6. The Rocky Creek SA

Complete set of six lithographic views of colonial South Australia, by Edward Castle who came to South Australia in 1839 on board the Moffatt and took up land in the colony. This very rare suite of six lithographs made only three … Read Full Description

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[Views in South Australia] – 1. Bushmen at Camp Mouth of the Salt Creek SA 2. Hungry Bushmen after Beef, Scene near the Maria Creek SA 3. Kangaroo Hunting in SA 4. Mount Gambier, SA 5. Scene on the River Murray SA 6. The Rocky Creek SA

Date:

C1840

Engraver:

Alfred Pocock 
(1814 – 
1892)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Lithographs

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

380mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Views in South Australia] - 1. Bushmen at Camp Mouth of the Salt Creek SA  2. Hungry Bushmen after Beef, Scene near the Maria Creek SA  3. Kangaroo Hunting in SA  4. Mount Gambier, SA  5. Scene on the River Murray SA  6. The Rocky Creek SA - Antique View from 1840

Genuine antique
dated:

1840

Description:

Complete set of six lithographic views of colonial South Australia, by Edward Castle who came to South Australia in 1839 on board the Moffatt and took up land in the colony. This very rare suite of six lithographs made only three years after settlement of Adelaide in 1836, are part of a handful of early colonial South Australian images made for prospective emigrants and investors in Britain. Each lithograph is matted and presented in a Solander box with green morocco spine, gilt bands and red title label. 

1. Bushmen at Camp Mouth of the Salt Creek SA
2. Hungry Bushmen after Beef, Scene near the Maria Creek SA
3. Kangaroo Hunting in SA
4. Mount Gambier, SA
5. Scene on the River Murray SA
6. The Rocky Creek SA

Edward Castle was born in Bristol and arrived in South Australia on the Moffat in 1839 and took up land. The prints were lithographed by the well known lithographers Alfred and Rose Pocock of Bristol. The family connection with Bristol would have been the reason why the prints were lithographed and published in Bristol. The Pococks’ at the time were actively promoting their lithographic printing business, by advertising their services in various newspapers and via their own printed flyers. They also supplied materials for lithographers and offered advice: ‘directions given to assist Young Practitioners’.

References:
Carroll, A. Graven Images in the Promised Land / A History of Printmaking in South Australia 1836-1981. Adelaide 1981: 9. ill. p.14.
Worms, L. & Baynton-Williams, A. British Map Engravers. A Dictionary of Engravers, Lithographers and their principal employers to 1850. London 2011: p.531.
Kerr, J. The Dictionary of Australian Artists Painters, Sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870 Melbourne 1992: p.140.


Collections:
Art Gallery South Australia: 1958
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1129030, 2651189, 1129013, 2651174, 2651181,

Edward Castle (1822 - 1877)

Castle was artist and pastoralist, son of Thomas Castle, of Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. He came to South Australia in 1839 on board the Moffatt and took up land. He later became a magistrate for Hackham. On 13 December 1846 he married Kate Borrow. They had eleven children, five girls and six boys. He died on 29 November 1877 at Strathalbyn, South Australia.

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