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Title

(Old boats)

1886


Artist

Livingston Hopkins

United States of America, Australia

1846 - 1927


About

Livingston Hopkins was one of the first successful painter-etchers in Sydney, from the time of his arrival here in 1883. His success as an illustrator and cartoonist for the 'Bulletin' was matched by his facility as an etcher, and he taught many local artists, including Julian Ashton, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, how to etch. He was particularly interested in scenes of 'old' Sydney, such as the streets around the Rocks, which encouraged younger artists such as Lionel Lindsay and Sydney Ure Smith to explore the subject as well. His oeuvre was small, and his etchings very rarely appear on the market.

The subject is possibly the Hawkesbury River, a subject of several of his etchings from the 1880s/90s - see related works '(Fishermen on the Hawkesbury River)' 1888, NGA collection and '(River scene)' 1891, AGNSW, for example.


Details


Date

1886


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in brown-black ink on cream wove paper


Dimensions

10.0 x 14.5 cm image; 12.6 x 16.4 cm platemark; 24.9 x 30.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated within plate to print l.r., "L Hop 1886".


Credit

Bequest of Margaret Broome Maxwell 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

214.2007


Artist information

Livingston Hopkins

Works in the collection

8