Perth 1888 – FRAMED

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Beautiful view of Perth from King’s Park with the Town Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral and the Wesley Church all visible. Perth had a population of approximately 7000 people in 1888.

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The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia was the most ambitious publishing venture in Australian history during the 1800’s. It was conceived and financed by American publishers with the ambitious aim of being the most comprehensive survey of Australia’s colonial history using the best available artists, the best paper and the finest printing and engraving techniques. This doomed it to financial failure. However it left a legacy of some of the finest images and maps of Australia in the 19th Century. William Crothers Fitler was born in Philadelphia in the United States and came to Australia sometime in the early 1880’s. He worked in all mediums: oils, watercolours and pencil and was employed by The Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co Ltd to help illustrate their ambitious project. He also traveled to New Zealand. It is unknown when he returned to the United States.

Dimensions 28 × 18 cm
Artist

Title

Perth From Mount Eliza (King's Park)

Published

Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Sydney

Date Published

1888

Condition

Good Condition

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