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Print of the Month - September 2016

Designed by H. S. Melville and printed by George Baxter using his patented Baxter Process in 1853.

The print shows diggers at the gold-field surrounded by the accessories of a settler’s life. One of them is reading an account of the Great Exhibition. Another has a letter from home delivered by a native postman.

The Print was published on a stamped mount and was also used to illustrate music, the ‘News from Home Quadrille’ published by Jullien & Co., 1853.

Produced from a steel plate and twelve colour blocks.

Originally sold at 1s. 6d.

Size: 11 x 15 cm.

Le Blond and Vincent Brooks also published this print, produced from George Baxter's original plate.