Calvert, Samuel (1828-1913; English/Australian), after Cope, Charles West (1811-90; English)
Departure of the Pilgrim Fathers
Engraving, size unknown
Purchased, 1874
Present location unknown

The NGV’s annual report for 1874 records the purchase of an engraving after Cope’s painting (bought for the Melbourne collection in 1864): see Cope The Pilgrim Fathers 1856 {1864} NGV [PA].

This was presumably an impression of Calvert’s wood engraving published in the Illustrated Australian news for home readers, 27 February 1871, as reproduced below.

[photo: impression published in 1871]


AR 1874, p.36; not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905 

The print reproduced here is in the SLV’s newspaper collection ( For Calvert, see Kerr Dictionary (1992), pp.127-29 (entry by Thomas Darragh), and AKL 15 (1997), pp.625-26 (entry by Robert Smith, with further references)