Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil

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The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil was a monthly magazine published by the proprietors of The Argus between 1873 and 1889.

History and profile[edit]

The Sketcher was issued at monthly intervals according to shipping movements between Australia and Britain.[1] The magazine contained many illustrations, engravings, and articles which capture "the picturesque phases of our public and social life of notable objects and events in Australia and New Zealand".[2] It provides an important pictorial account of life in the colonies before the widespread use of photography. The Sketcher employed many prominent artists, including political cartoonist Tom Carrington[3] and illustrator Julian Ashton,[4] and published Arthur Streeton's first black and white work on 24 January 1889.[5] In 1880 it briefly moved to a fortnightly publication which lasted until 1882 before returning to a monthly journal. In 1889, it merged with The Australasian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Australasian sketcher: with pen and pencil, 1880 (Melbourne : Heritage Publications, 1970)
  2. ^ Prospectus of a new illustrated monthly journal, The Argus, 24 March 1873, pg 4, col 5; Retrieved 26 August 2011
  3. ^ Mahood, Marguerite, "Carrington, Francis Thomas Dean (Tom) (1843–1918)"], Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 25 August 2011
  4. ^ "Julian Rossi (1851–1942)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 26 August 2011
  5. ^ Galbally, Ann E., "Streeton, Sir Arthur Ernest (1867–1943)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, Retrieved 26 August 2011

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