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Tasman Island lies at the entrance to Storm Bay and the entrance to the Derwent River. Quite small, it has towering 300 metre cliffs and is a major breeding site for fairy prions with up to 700,000 breeding there annually.

The artist, John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) arrived in Tasmania from Sydney in 1844 after emigrating from Britain in 1840 with his family. He was an established professional artist with his own lithographic press. Mainly a water-colourist and lithographer, he is regarded as one of the finest colonial artists of the period.


Steel engraving.

Later hand-colouring.

115 x 175 mm. Image size.

Good condition.


TASMAN'S ISLAND. John Skinner Prout. 1874.

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