C1876

Wreck of the Barque Agnes on Carpenter's Rocks, S.A.

Scarce colonial engraving Agnes, off the coast of South Australia near Port MacDonnell 18 July barque Agnes, carrying coal from Newcastle to Adelaide struck Carpenter Rocks near Cape Banks. Four of the crew were able to reach shore and summoned help … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wreck of the Barque Agnes on Carpenter’s Rocks, S.A.

Date:

C1876

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wreck of the Barque Agnes on Carpenter's Rocks, S.A. - Antique View from 1876

Genuine antique
dated:

1876

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving Agnes, off the coast of South Australia near Port MacDonnell 18 July barque Agnes, carrying coal from Newcastle to Adelaide struck Carpenter Rocks near Cape Banks. Four of the crew were able to reach shore and summoned help from Cape Northumberland lighthouse. Remainder of the crew were saved.

From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: F8/39-40
State Library Victoria: PCINF ; IAN 07-08-76 P.125
National Library Australia: Bib ID 440095

J.W.C. - James Waltham Curtis (1839 - 1901)

Curtis was a painter, illustrator and photographic colourist. A regular exhibitor at the Black and White exhibitions, Victorian Academy of Arts, in the 1880s. painter, illustrator and photographic colourist, was born in Devonshire. He had worked on the London Graphic and Sketcher before coming to Victoria, probably with the goldrush. In Melbourne he worked first as a colourist for Johnstone, O’Shannessy and Co., then as an illustrator on the Illustrated Australian News succeeding O.R. Campbell. He often signed his works with the monogram.

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Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Samuel Calvert (1828-1913) English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was a prolific and left a large body of work.

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