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Morse's Creek, Victoria Australia antique print c1874.

Morse's Creek, Victoria Australia antique print c1874.

by Booth, Edwin Carton

Antique print of a charming scene of life in "the bush" - a settlement on Morse's Creek circa 1874.
Morse's Creek flows into the Ovens River at Bright in Victoria. The township was originally known as Morse's Creek, but was renamed Bright in 1861.

Original steel engraving by William Forrest, from a sketch by Russian-born artist Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), for Edwin Carton Booth's Australia, Illustrated with Drawings by Skinner Prout, Chevalier, Armytage and others. Nicholas Chevalier arrived in Australia in 1855. Chevalier's brother was manager of the vineyards at Bontharambo on the Ovens River in Victoria. Chevalier worked as an illustrator in Melbourne, while he developed his skill in landscape painting. This fine antique print was published in London circa 1874 by Virtue & Co. for a series of illustrations recording life in colonial Australia.

This antique print has fine later hand-colour. It has a little soiling which does not detract from this lovely image. It is in good condition, with wide borders as published. Page size is 215 x 270mm (8 x 10 3/4 inches). Engraving measures approximately 120 x 180mm (4 3/4 x 7 inches).

Stock Number: apVicBooth1Price: $120.00