[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

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[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

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SV/312

Record identifier

YEGqDZVn

[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

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[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

Full title

[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

Date

[ca. 1790]

Call Numbers

SV/312

Record Identifier

YEGqDZVn

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Physical Description

Contents

1 drawing - 19.0 x 15.0 cm (drawing), 29.5 x 25.0 cm (board) - watercolour on paper, laid down on board

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Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

The drawing depicts an overcrowded small timber boat holding six convict passengers, and skipper leaning on the tiller. Two convicts are being pushed into the boat by a redcoat soldier whilst another redcoat looks on with rifle in slope position. Similar scenes can be made out in the far background, along with two corpses hanging from a gibbet.

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Full title

[Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]

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NOTES

General note

Two labels on verso. Upper: 19th century Parisian framer's label. Lower: printed catalogue entry from: Bois, Pène Du. (2013). pp. 465-6. 'The Library and Art Collection of Henry de Pène du Bois, of New York. London: Forgotten Books'. (Original work published 1887). Catalogue entry gives title of work as 'Going to the colonies'.

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Signature / Inscriptions

Insciption on front of board beneath picture written in pencil: '#20 pp- / paper as per sample'

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Peter Arnold antiquarian booksellers, 2015

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SV/312

Record Identifier

YEGqDZVn

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1000049

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