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Return Burke Wills Coopers Creek engraving Chevalier 1874

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Return of Burke and Wills to Coopers Creek


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Antique print relating to Australia


From 'Australia' by Edwin Carton Booth. Chevalier studied art and architecture in Lausanne, Munich, London and Rome before he was came to Victoria in 1854. In 1864, Chevalier's The Buffalo Ranges won the competition and prize of 200 pounds awarded by the government to commemorate the founding of the National Gallery of Victoria. The painting was purchased by the Gallery in 1865 and was the first work by a colonial artist to enter the national collection. In 1869 Chevalier left Australia for England. Some scattered foxing spots outside the image area.

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artist JC Armytage after Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902)
method Steel-engraving
date 1874
size 120mm by 175mm (image) 200mm by 270mm (sheet)
SKU AU6462