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Wyndham, Cambridge Gulf, WA. Engraving after JR Ashton c1886

Wyndham, Cambridge Gulf, WA. Engraving after JR Ashton c1886


by Ashton, Julian Rossi

Antique print of Wyndham in Western Australia c1886.

Original wood engraving by Andrew after a drawing by influential Australian artist and art teacher Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942) for Picturesque Atlas of Australasia published in Sydney between 1886 and 1888 to commemorate 100 years since First Fleet settlement in Australia, and to provide a graphic summary of the discovery, settlement and development in Australia and the adjacent countries.  Leading artists and topographical engravers were commissioned, and Frederick Schell was appointed Art Director to compile illustrations for the publication. Over 700 engravings were carved (in reverse) from drawings and sketches. Most of the engravings were carved from wood, but some finer portraits combined the skilled art of mezzotint and stippling with steel engraving. Some engraved views featured a lithographic border composed of Australian flora. The illustrations were some of the finest engravings produced anywhere in the world in the late 19th century.

Some full page engravings were inserted without printing on reverse, but most of the engravings are within a page of text. This engraving has fine later hand-colour. It is in good condition with the usual slight ageing of the paper. Engraving measurement is 83 x 178mm (3 1/4 x 7 inches).

Stock Number: apGwaJRAPrice: $60.00