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Gold. Diggers of High Degree. Sherer Antique Print after S.T. Gill. c1853

Gold. Diggers of High Degree. Sherer Antique Print after S.T. Gill. c1853

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by Sherer, John

Antique print of Diggers of High Degree, after S.T. Gill. Sherer c1853. Engraving after the lithograph by ST Gill, of Victorian Gold Rush in Australia.

"Who are they?" asked Raikes."Why, three swell covers, a-digging in their own ground, I believe; one o' them with a pair o' barnacles top of his nose, looking for all the world like a tamed kangaroo, or the blessed baboon that used to be in the Surrey 'Logical Gardens." (Zoological Gardens)

Original wood engraving by W.A. Nicholls 'from authentic sketches taken in the colony' (by S.T. Gill) for John Sherer’s “The Gold-Finder of Australia - How he went, How he fared, How he made his fortune” published in London circa 1853. London-based Sherer added descriptive captions to each of his engravings, after ST Gill's sketches of the Australian gold-rushes.

Engraved page measures 22 x 13cm (8.5 x 5 inches). A group of these, framed on the wall, would be both an interesting and amusing historical statement.

Stock Number: apAgS7Price: $50.00