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Shylocks Bond Lady Bird Shipwreck Cape Otway engraving

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Shylock's Bond (Lady Bird Shipwreck, Cape Otway)


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Antique print relating to Australia


Depicts 'Mr Merdle' as Shylock and 'Mr Henty' as Portia. The 'Lady Bird' collided with 'Champion' off Cape Otway in 1857. Both were owned by Henty. From 'Melbourne Punch'. 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.

Additional Information

artist Anon.
method Wood-engraving
date 1859
size 280mm by 210mm (sheet)
SKU AU7064