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Whitsunday Passage Lighthouse, Far North Queensland Antique Print c1886

Whitsunday Passage Lighthouse, Far North Queensland Antique Print c1886

by Fullwood, A.H.

Antique print of The Whitsunday Pass. (North Queensland).

Original wood engraving c1886 after a sketch by landscape artist Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930), for Picturesque Atlas of Australasia published between 1886 and 1888 to commemorate 100 years of British settlement since the First Fleet arrival in 1788.

Fullwood attended Birmingham Institute on a scholarship and after completing his studies migrated to Sydney in 1883. Fullwood worked for John Sands publishers in Sydney, and then as an illustrator for The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Company. Between 1883 and 1886 he travelled extensively throughout Australia. Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, and became one of the most prominent colonial landscape artists. He was an active member of the Art Society of New South Wales from 1884, and was active in setting up the breakaway Society of Artists.

As well as contributing drawings for the Australian Town and Country Journal, the Bulletin, Illustrated Sydney News and Sydney Mail, A.H. Fullwood contributed drawings for engravings in English newspapers The Graphic, and Black and White.  He returned to England, where he found work as an illustration colourist. He joined the army and was demobilized on 31 December 1919. Fullwood returned to Sydney, where he and John Shirlow founded the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, and Fullwood became a member of the Australian Water-Colour Institute.

 Engraving size is 10 x 18cm (4 x 7 inches) . As with the majority of illustrations for this publication, this small engraving is within a page of text, but has been hand-coloured. 

Stock Number: apAustviewPrice: $50.00