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Melbourne Punch engraving Trying it On

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Melbourne Punch - Trying it On


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Australian 19th century caricature from Melbourne Punch.


'Trying it on - A leading actor is of opinion he can play the part of Cromwell and rehearses accordingly' Depicts Sir John O'Shanassy (1818-1883), the Victorian Premier, preparing to act as Cromwell. Wood-engraving from Melbourne Punch, 1858. Melbourne Punch began in 1855. From 1855-1861 Nicholas Chevalier was one of the principal cartoonists most of whose work was engraved by Samuel Calvert.

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artist After Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902)
method Wood-engraving
date 1858
size 260mm by 200mm (sheet)
SKU CA2687