N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs. Nicholas CHEVALIER.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.
N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.

N. Chevalier's Album of Chromo Lithographs.

Melbourne: C. Troedel, 1865.

Imperial folio; 12 unnumbered chromolithographs mounted on stiff white sheets, with Troedel's blind-stamped mark in the margins and printed captions on the verso of each plate; original cloth portfolio lettered as above on front cover. Melbourne, C. Troedel, [1865].

Pioneering chromlithograpy depicting the wilderness regions of Victoria

Nicholas Chevalier was the first significant artist to use chromolithography in Australia. This is the first series of published views devoted almost exclusively to the wilderness regions of Victoria where the artist made extensive expeditions.

Nicholas Chevalier was the first significant artist to use chromolithography in Australia. This is the first series of published views devoted almost exclusively to the wilderness regions of Victoria where the artist made extensive expeditions.
His Album is "an important contribution to the Australian plate book genre… the first printed expression of High Victorian taste in landscape art by a key figure in the late romantic era of Australian colonial art… [It] is a keystone in any collection of Australian plate books and no collection can be considered complete without it" (Australian Rare Books).
This is a fine and richly-coloured copy of an important nineteenth century Australian colour plate book.

Wantrup, 256.

Price (AUD): $24,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #3705993

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