GEORGE BAXTER (1804-1867)

Original Baxter process prints.
Conservation Frame presentations utilize UV blocking glass and are protected with Cotton mat and backing. Traditional Frames are veneered Poplar.
They are sold as a pair AUD $ 670.

The Baxter Process ~ Background
George Baxter, Australia News from Home, original baxter print,  1853, England,colonial

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News From Home (Colonial Australia)

Original combination copper engraving/wood block (Baxter Process) printed in colour by George Baxter (1804-1867) after the oil painting by Harden S. Melville (active 1837)A famous image showing the preconceptions of colonial life in the Australian bush. The timber hut not only has have a variety of animal life but also an aborigine dressed in a traditional Maori feather cloak. This mistake of aboriginal dress had also been used by a John Tallis vignette illustration of Victoria or Port Phillip in his 1851-54 decorative edged atlas in the bottom left corner. The tyranny of distance, the bewildering amount of new scientific knowledge and education accessability all had a hand in this conspiracy! Published London, c. 1853
Size of image = 110mm x 149mm

George Baxter, Colonial News from Australia, original baxter print, 1854,colonial

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News From Australia (Back in Great Britain)

Original combination copper engraving/wood block (Baxter Process) printed in colour by George Baxter (1804-1867). The family toiling away back “Home” (Britain) under the tempting poster promoting emigration to Australia. A member of the audience holds a 100 pound note- the news must sound enticing! Published London, c. 1854
Size of image = 110mm x 149mm

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