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Brisbane from Bowen Terrace. Brisbane River and RMS Quetta (c1886)

Brisbane from Bowen Terrace. Brisbane River and RMS Quetta (c1886)

by Schell, Frederick B.

Brisbane River from Bowen Terrace. Early Brisbane River view c1886, looking back towards the city, and showing R.M.S. Quetta which was lost in 1890 (with 134 souls on board), in the Adolphus Channel or Albany Passage at the north-eastern end of Cape York Peninsula, and south eastern portion of the Torres Strait.

Reproduction print from a hand-coloured wood engraving by Andrew, after New York-born artist Frederick B. Schell (1838-1905), from his 1884-1888 travels around Australia. At the age of 29 Schell was commissioned to select the illustrations for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” published in Sydney between 1886 and 1889 to provide a graphic summary of Australia’s development and commemorate 100 years of settlement.

Image size 260 x 145mm (5.75 x 10.25 inches).

Stock Number: HE201Price: $11.00

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