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Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 février 1819 près de l'île de Amirauté : [Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admiralty Island] / by Rose de Freycinet

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SSV/145

Record identifier

1xqGwpEY

Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 février 1819 près de l'île de Amirauté : [Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admiralty Island] / by Rose de Freycinet

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Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 février 1819 près de l'île de Amirauté : [Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admiralty Island] / by Rose de Freycinet

Full title

Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 février 1819 près de l'île de Amirauté : [Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admiralty Island] / by Rose de Freycinet

Date

23 February 1819

Call Numbers

SSV/145

Record Identifier

1xqGwpEY

Language

French

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Physical Description

Contents

1 drawing - 21.9 x 14.8 cm - pencil, ink

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

1 ink sketch of a flat fish, surrounded by pencil and pen notes describing the fish and recording the time of sighting. Notes are recorded in French.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Poisson plat énorme vu en mer le 23 février 1819 près de l'île de Amirauté : [Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admiralty Island] / by Rose de Freycinet

Variant title

Translated title : Huge flat fish seen at sea on the 23rd of February 1819 near Admirality Island

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NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

Notes within the outline and underneath the sketch state ‘at least 8 feet in length’ and ‘the fish had a fin on its back’. This is likely to be in Rose’s hand.

Another note in a different hand (possibly that of Louis) describes the creature as an ‘enormous flat fish’, dates the sketch 23 February 1819, and gives the location as near the Admi...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Hordern House, February 2017

Administrative / Biographical history

Rose de Freycinet (1794-1832) was born in Saint-Julien-du-Sault, outside Paris, to a cultured bourgeois family. She was well-educated and at 19 married the aristocratic naval officer Louis de Freycinet, a veteran of the Baudin expedition which surveyed large parts of the Australian coastline between 1801 and 1803.

In 1817 Louis de Freycinet...

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SSV/145

Record Identifier

1xqGwpEY

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1006343

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