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St Ignatius Riverview, Sydney. Important Australian college. Engraving c1886

St Ignatius Riverview, Sydney. Important Australian college. Engraving c1886

by Garran, Andrew

St Ignatius College, Riverview in Sydney, antique print.

On Lane Cove River off Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, St. Ignatius, Riverview, was established by Jesuits as a catholic college in 1880, this fine educational institution's motto is "Quantum Potes Tantum Aude" (As much as you can do, so much dare to do")..

Original engraving from the sketch by American landscape artist William C. Fitler (1857-1915) for Picturesque Atlas of Australasia which was published in parts between 1886 abnd 1888  to celebrate 100 years since the First Fleet settlement in Sydney in 1788. Many of the illustrations are the only antique prints that were done of the scenes. They are a wonderful record of colonial days in Australia.

These interesting engravings have always been collectable, with many hand-coloured since publication. Full page size was usually 45 x 34cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches). Some of the larger engravings were inserted without printing on reverse, but most of the engravings were printed within a page of text - as with this one. This original engraving is mounted between 'antique-white' conservation matt-board, and covered in cellophane for presentation and protection until framed.

Stock Number: apAustviewPrice: $95.00

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