A Rare Pair of Hand Coloured Engravings by English Artist George Baxter, mid Nineteenth Century
“News from Australis and Home” complete with their original Birds Eye Maple wooden frames.
Condition: Nice fresh colours with no fading, some losses to veneer at side of one frame. The back paper on both have been replaced, nicely done. Both pictures are glazed, no visible signature.
Width: (entire including frame) 10.25” (26cm). Height: (entire including frame) 8.75” (22.25cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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George Baxter British, 1804-1867
Born in 1804 in Lewes, Sussex, England and was the second son of John Baxter, a printer. At 20, Baxter was illustrating books printed by his father; at 23, he moved to London to be an apprentice to Samuel Williams, a wood engraver. In 1827, he set up his own business as an Artist and married Mary Harrild, daughter of Robert Harrild, a printing engineer and a friend of Baxter's father.