Railway Sun

Made:
1850-1860

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Print. "Railway Sun" / Thos. Gilks, n.d. [c1850-1860?]. Engraving, image 8x11.5cm vignette on sheet 15x15cm. Scene of an Empire? Depicts a scematic sun rising above sea (ships in distance) and land (railway beidge and train in distance); in foreground, group of four 'travellers' in front of barrels and cargo: possibly representing four continents: a native American, an Oriental or Indian gentleman, a frock-coated European gentleman, and a Negro or indigenous native

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1943-357
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Phillimore Collection
status:
Permanent collection

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