The First Sheep Station [Elizabeth Farm]. Ernest E. Abbott, Aust.
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The First Sheep Station [Elizabeth Farm]

c1930s. Drypoint, titled, annotated “Est. by John McArthur [sic], 1793. Final” and signed in pencil in lower margin, 18.9 x 28.8cm. Small stain to image lower centre, old mount burn.

English-born printmaker, painter and art teacher Abbott migrated to Australia in 1910, eventually settling in Melbourne, Victoria, after teaching art at Stott’s in South Australia. Largely self-taught, he took up drypoint etching, making his own engraving tools. Ref: DAAO.

Item #CL176-1

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