Australia, King William Street from Victoria Square, Adelaide, #1, c1886
Original Print from Garran's The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Artist: Fitler, William, Crowthers
Publisher: Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, Sydney
Paper Size: 255 x 155mm
Technique: Wood Engraving
Description: Original Wood Engraving with later hand colouring
After Fitler's 1885-1886 Travels around Australia
The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time.
Fitler, William Crowthers (1857-1915)
Fitler was born in Philadelphia in 1857 and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was a tonalist landscape painter and most of his works depict views of New York, Connecticut, or Long Island. Fitler was a member of the Salmagundi Club, New York Watercolor Club, Brooklyn Art Association, Artists Fund Society, and New York Municipal Art Society. Fitler came to Australia with Fred B. Schell and W.T. Smedley to work on Australia’s most ambitious and largest colonial publishing venture the, Picturesque Atlas of Australia.
On his return to America he exhibited widely and was included in shows at the National Academy (1880-1907), Brooklyn Art Club (1881-1886), and Boston Art Club (1881-1908).