[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

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[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

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SV*/NG-E/4

Record identifier

16AJkbxn

[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

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[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

Full title

[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

Date

ca. 1849

Call Numbers

SV*/NG-E/4

Record Identifier

16AJkbxn

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Contents

Drawings - 28 x 38 cm. - 2 pencil drawings on one sheet

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

The primary sketch shows a boat [the Pinnace] with a cannon and several men on board. To the left of this vessel is another boat with a man firing at the native canoes. In the top left-hand corner are two studies of figures that appear on the main boat.
The sketch on the reverse depicts four natives, possibly from New Guinean or the Louisiade Ar...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

[Pinnace and boat firing on native canoes with figure studies, ca. 1849]

NOTES

General note

Previously, this sketch was ascribed to O.W. Brierly, and the sketch on the reverse, "Ye natives finding ye Grapes are soure" to Thomas Henry Huxley. As the sketches are not signed, these attributions are difficult to substantiate.
The inscription is a legend, with number "1" referring to the studies, and "2" to the sails.
The sketch of the...

Signature / Inscriptions

Handwritten in pencil at lower centre of image, "1 .... Boats / 2. Loads" [or Louis i.e. Louisiade].
Inscribed on the reverse, "Ye Native finding ye Grapes are soure".

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907

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Upon a painted ocean. Sir Oswald Brierly

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PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SV*/NG-E/4

Record Identifier

16AJkbxn

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440190

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