C1886

Yachting in Sydney Harbour.

One of the few colonial images of yachting in Sydney. An American artist, Schell was brought out to produce views for this series which was made to mark 100 years of Australia’s settlement. He was active in Australia from 1886-1889.

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Full Title:

Yachting in Sydney Harbour.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

257mm 
x 145mm

Frame Size: 

550mm 
x 435mm
AUTHENTICITY
Yachting in Sydney Harbour. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

One of the few colonial images of yachting in Sydney. An American artist, Schell was brought out to produce views for this series which was made to mark 100 years of Australia’s settlement. He was active in Australia from 1886-1889.

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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