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Ovens River, Victoria. Antique Print Australia c1874.

Ovens River, Victoria. Antique Print Australia c1874.

by Chevalier, Nicholas

Antique Print of the Ovens River in Victoria, named in 1824 by explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell - and called Burwang by the local aborigines.

Original steel engraving by W. Richardson, 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 few slight marks which do not detract from this lovely scene. 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 185mm (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches).

Stock Number: apav30Price: $120.00