Item #CL202-7 The City Of Adelaide, From The Torrens Near The Reed Beds [SA]. After George French Angas, 1822–1886 Brit./Aust.
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The City Of Adelaide, From The Torrens Near The Reed Beds [SA]

c1846. Tinted lithograph with hand-colouring, text above and below image includes folio name, artist, title and lithographer “J.W. Giles”, 27.1 x 32.8cm. Crease to lower right corner, slight stains and soiling to margins.

This lithograph is plate 1 from a series of 60 plates in the folio South Australia Illustrated, London, 1847.

The State Library of South Australia holds this image, with the comment “Artist George French Angas painted some of the earliest views of South Australia. Arriving in Adelaide in January 1844, he rapidly set about an extensive series of journeys to the Murray Lakes, Barossa Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula and the South East, capturing his impressions of the young colony – its landscapes, its inhabitants and the flora and fauna. After a trip to New Zealand, Angas returned to South Australia in 1845 and travelled to Port Lincoln. With his impressive portfolio of watercolours he then sailed for London and in 1847 published the magnificent folio South Australia Illustrated, which has served ever since as a glowing snapshot of South Australia in 1844.”

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