Far O'er the Sea… Poetry by Mrs Hemans Music by S.H.Marsh. J. R. CLARKE, Edmund THOMAS.

Far O'er the Sea… Poetry by Mrs Hemans Music by S.H.Marsh.
Far O'er the Sea… Poetry by Mrs Hemans Music by S.H.Marsh.

Sydney: J.R.Clarke, circa 1857.

Illustrated tinted lithographed sheet music cover.

Sydney Harbour

Edmund Thomas (1827-1867, painter and lithographer) arrived in Port Phillip in 1852, where he spent a productive few years before he moved to Sydney in late 1854. Having produced a well received album of Melbourne views before leaving, he continued producing topographical prints and was commissioned by J.R. Clark to illustrate his volume of sheet music entitled The Australian Album published in 1857. The Australian Album is valued for the splendid title-pages accompanying each of the songs, a testament to the skill of lithographic printing in Sydney by the mid-nineteenth century: this is one of ten plates illustrating Sydney and surrounds.

Edmund Thomas (1827-1867, painter and lithographer) arrived in Port Phillip in 1852, where he spent a productive few years before he moved to Sydney in late 1854. Having produced a well received album of Melbourne views before leaving, he continued producing topographical prints and was commissioned by J.R. Clark to illustrate his volume of sheet music entitled The Australian Album published in 1857. The Australian Album is valued for the splendid title-pages accompanying each of the songs, a testament to the skill of lithographic printing in Sydney by the mid-nineteenth century: this is one of ten plates illustrating Sydney and surrounds.

Price (AUD): $450.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504224

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