Wool Drays on the Blue Mountains.
Watercolour. Sheet: 250 x 180mm, (9¾ x 7"). Laid on card. Foxing. Some staining.
An amateur watercolour by Maria or Kate Read after a chromolithograph by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) titled 'Wool Drays' from his series of twenty four studies of Australian life titled 'The Australian Sketchbook' 1865. The image depicts several carts pulled by cattle across the plains of New South Wales, cattle were favoured for this sort of work because they were more reliable on the rought terrain, in the foreground a driver attempt to control his team. See 37164 & 37165 for similar watercolours.
[Ref: 37166] £260.00