Item #26899 Castle Rock Cape Schank. Victoria, Prints, Eugene von Guerard.

Castle Rock Cape Schank.

Melbourne: Hamel & Ferguson, 1867. Print. Plate 5 in Eugene von Guérard's Australian Landscapes 1866-68.

"The bold and romantic headland which bears this title forms one of the most picturesque "bits" of scenery on the Victorian coast. The rocks have been worn into the most grotesque and fantastic shapes by the action of the waves, which rush in, with a majestic sweep, from the Southern Ocean ... the artist has indicated the entrance of Port Phillip by the position of the steamer faintly visible in the offing." (NGV).

Color lithograph, signed in the plate, with the oval blind stamp for the publisher Hamel & Ferguson below the title. Image incl. text 14 1/4x19 1/4" on paper 25 x 18 3/4". Archivally cleaned and backed, repairing some marginal splits, including one that would be visible when matted. Color tastefully enhanced. Libraries Australia ID 7744596. Otherwise very good condition. Item #26899

Price: $750.00

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