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Lake Illawarra, New South Wales. Antique Print Australia c1874

Lake Illawarra, New South Wales. Antique Print Australia c1874


by Booth, Edwin Carton

Antique print of Lake Illawarra, NSW, Australia c1874.

Original fine steel engraving after the sketch by John Skinner Prout (1805-1876). Published in London circa 1874 by Virtue and Co. for "Australia Illustrated".

Fine original steel engraving by Samuel Bradshaw (1810-1888) after the prominent English landscape artist and engraver John Skinner Prout (1806-1876) for  Edwin Carton Booth's Australia, Illustrated, with Drawings by Skinner Prout, Chevalier, Armytage and others. Historic views of Australia are today revered as records of early development in colonial Australia. Skinner Prout was one of the principal artists for this wonderful publication on Australia. This engraving was made from a mirror image of Skinner Prout's drawing in the middle of the 19th century.

Prout was born on 19 December 1805 at Plymouth in England. On 14 December 1840 he arrived in Sydney with his wife, their seven children, and a complete lithographic printing press. From early in 1841 Prout sketched and lithographed the Sydney regions. In January 1844 Prout moved to Hobart and drew Hobart and its environs for a series of lithographs.He helped organize and accompanied sketching trips in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria. Prout and his family returned to England in April 1848.

The area shown is just the image, there are ample borders outside this area. The size of this image is 15 x 20cm (6 x 8 inches) and is in good condition.

Stock Number: apav33Price: $80.00