Views of the gold regions of Australia drawn on the spot by G.F. Angus [i.e. Angas] [picture]
Six views of the gold field of Ophir

Author: Angas, George French, 1822-1886.
Hogarth, Joseph, fl. 1833-1849.
Corporate Author: Hullmandel & Walton
Place: London (5 Haymarket)
Publisher: Published by J. Hogarth
Date Published: 1851 [i.e. 1852] ([London] : Printed by Hullmandel & Walton)
Description: 6 prints : lithograph ; 42.5 x 33 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 994.031 A561 d
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Subject: Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Gold mines and mining--New South Wales--Ophir--Pictorial works
Gold miners--New South Wales--Ophir--Pictorial works
Ophir (N.S.W.)--Pictorial works
Lithography, British--19th century
Author Title AE: Angas, George French, 1822-1886. Six views of the gold field of Ophir
Contents: The plates are: Frontispiece, Summerhill Creek / J.D.H.; Gold washing; Gold diggers' encampment; Fitzroy Bar; General view of Ophir / F.W. Hulme; Gold diggers arriving at Bathurst.
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: Colonial artist, writer and naturalist. George French Angas's portrayals of early colonial Australia and New Zealand and their peoples, largely watercolours and lithographs, are some of the most detailed and interesting in existence, valued today for their anthropological and sociological significance as well as for their artistic merit. He also wrote many books, which include accounts of his travels and Australian and New Zealand history. Angas came out to Australia when he was still only a young man. He lived in South Australia for some time but did not stay. The RGSSA's collection includes some unique works by him, including some watercolours he sold to S.W. Silver in 1876 for thirty pounds when he was short of money, back in England. Further details of his life are available from the ADB & SA Museum (see the links)
Notes: Provenance: York Gate Library.
Summary: "In this, the London issue [of 'Six views of the gold field of Ophir, at Summerhill and Lewis' Ponds Creeks'], plate 5 - the view of Bathurst - is omitted. Instead there is a large vignette on the engraved title showing diggers gold-washing" -- Ferguson.
Cited: Ferguson, 5997 Ferguson, 5998 Wantrup, 241