Item #CL202-16 I Thought I Had A Stamp. Livingston Hopkins, 1846–1927 Amer./Aust.
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I Thought I Had A Stamp

1898. Etching, titled, inscribed, signed and dated in pencil on image in lower portion, 29.8 x 20.7cm. Slight foxing and old mount burn, glue remnants and paper loss to edges of margins.

Inscription reads “[To] E. Hamilton Esq. with kind regards of L. Hopkins, 1898.” Image held in the National Gallery of Australia. Livingston Hopkins was an American illustrator who became a major Australian cartoonist. He was one of the earliest exponents of etching in Australia. Hopkins was recruited from America by the owner of The Bulletin to be the publication’s leading illustrator during the period surrounding the time of the Federation of Australia. One of his major hobbies was printmaking and he introduced a number of artists in Sydney to etching, including Julian Ashton, Tom Roberts, B.E. Minns and Arthur Streeton. Ref: Art Gallery of NSW.

Item #CL202-16

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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