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Darling Downs antique print, Australian sheep and farming c1886

Darling Downs antique print, Australian sheep and farming c1886

by Schell, Frederick B.

Lovely Australian country scene of sheep near dam, and farmer on tractor, c1886.

Original hand-coloured wood engraving after a sketch by New York-born artist Frederick B. Schell (1838-1905), from his 1884-1888 travels around Australia. At the age of 29 Schell was commissioned to select the illustrations for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in Sydney between 1886 and 1889 by the Honourable Andrew Garran, M.A., LL.D., M.L.C., to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s development and commemorate 100 years of settlement.

As has always been the tradition with antique prints of previous centuries, this fine engraving has been hand-tinted with watercolour at some time since publication. Engraving size 19 x 26cm (7.5 x 10.25 inches).

Stock Number: apAv.ddPrice: $195.00

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