C1886

Walhalla Gold Mine.

Colonial engraving of Walhalla. Gold was found in Stringers Creek in 1863 and by 1866 numerous mines within the valley were opened. The great Long Tunnel Company, to which the prosperity of Walhalla owed its existence, became the greatest single producer … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Walhalla Gold Mine.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 277mm

Paper Size: 

238mm 
x 341mm
AUTHENTICITY
Walhalla Gold Mine. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Colonial engraving of Walhalla. Gold was found in Stringers Creek in 1863 and by 1866 numerous mines within the valley were opened. The great Long Tunnel Company, to which the prosperity of Walhalla owed its existence, became the greatest single producer of gold in Victoria. It closed in 1913. Walhalla once supported 15 hotels, 40 shops, two breweries, four churches, a school, jail and its own newspaper. The permanent population of Walhalla today is fewer than 20, although there are many more temporary residents and visitors on holidays and weekends.

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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