Gilks, Edward, 1822?-, Edward Gilks, ornamental designer , [1840?]
- Edward Gilks, ornamental designer : draughtsman on wood and lithographer : 4 Fenchurch Building, Fenchurch, London.
- London, [1840?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 trade card ; 11 x 12 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsHD8039.G7 G55 1840 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Trade card for Edward Gilks, designer, engraver and lithographer. Printed in blue, gold and cream.
"Covers of publications & designed & lithographed, &c. Architectual & mechanical drawings, landscapes & on stone or wood. Show, window-bills, music, titles, fancy note papers, coats of arms, crests, portraits, ornamental & fancy cards, tickets. Relics of antiquity, coins, urns & articles of manufacture."
Edward Gilks was born in London in 1822, son of Thomas Gilks, an officer at the West India Docks. In 1836 he was apprenticed for seven years to Thomas Dean, a lithographer of Threadneedle Street, London. From about 1844 to about 1850 he was in partnership with his brother Thomas, a wood-engraver, then worked on his own until departing for Victoria in October 1852. He returned to London after 1886 and his date of death is not known. While in Australia he exhibited several works at the Melbourne Exhibition, including a design for a new Government House and a view of the Exhibition Building, both of which he lithographed and published as prints. At about this time he also published his lithograph of the University of Melbourne and illustrated The Adventures of George Temple the Goldseeker , published by J.J. Blundell, and watercolour and pencil drawings of Melbourne and its surrounding scenery executed in the mid 1850s. In April 1855 Gilks was appointed lithographic draughtsman in the Department of Crown Lands. He resigned in April 1858 and set up his own business, at 84 Little Collins Street West.
- Subject Terms:
- Engravers -- Australia.Engravers -- England -- London.
- Trade cards (advertising)
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- [1840?]
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