Frederick Grosse (1828-1894) after Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902) - Christmas in Australia, colour wood engraving by Blundell & Ford for the Supplement to The Australian, December 1865, 30 x 45.5cm
The 'Christmas Picnic' was possibly set at Fern Tree Gully, Melbourne. The contemporary frame is possibly of indigenous Australian wood.
A celebrated image of Australian social history in good preservation. Unexamined out of frame