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Landscape Scenery. Illustrating Sydney, Parramatta, [etc]
Sydney & Melbourne,, 1855.. Oblong quarto, engraved title-page and 38 engraved handcoloured plates; excellent in original cloth, all edges gilt, "Australian Keepsake 1855" lettered on the upper board in gilt. Frederick Terry (1827-1869) was one of the better landscape artists working in Sydney during the mid-nineteenth century. Influenced by Conrad Martens, his work was included in the Paris Exhibition of 1855, the first showing of Australian pictures in Paris. The finely executed oval engravings that comprise this album are in a style not often seen in colonial art. Using a delicate, well-balanced oval image, Terry captures the mood of his landscape in a method similar to that employed by the English artist Birket Foster, succeeding in capturing "the romantic beauty of the unrivalled Harbour of Port Jackson".This is a fresh copy of a beautiful view book with good early handcolouring.Wantrup, 259a.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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