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Series 02: Drawings by Johnny the Aboriginal artist, Kangatong Station, 1855
Full title: Series 02: Drawings by Johnny the Aboriginal artist, Kangatong Station, 1855
Author/creator: Johnny, active 1855.
Call Numbers: PXA 606
Record Identifier: YezELpW9
Formats: Pictures, Watercolours
Contents: 5 drawings - 25.3 x 20.4 cm. ; 20.2 x 25.3 cm. ; 18.3 x 20.2 cm. - pencil, ink and watercolour drawings on 3 sheets
These drawings were originally part of:
Australien Reminisunzen: a collection of illustrations of Australian Aborigines and their weapons, together with geographical profiles in N.S.W., Tasmania and Victoria, and miscellaneous prints, ca. 1846-1858 / Eugene von Guerard (PXA 54)
This collection was in a folder labelled in ink on one side 'Australien' and on the other side in pencil 'Australien drawings / E.v.G / 3 by Black Johny / 2 original drawings by Sir Thomas Mitchell'.
The folder, formerly classified at Q741 was relocated to Mitchell Library Drawer 24 (Aborigines) and later transferred to PXA 54.
The drawings by Black Johnny, 1855 were relocated to Mitchell Library Drawer 17 (Sketches) and transferred to PXA 606 in 1993.
PXA 606/3 is probably a portrait of artist Eugen von Guerard.
According to Andrew Sayers (1993), Curator of Australian Drawing at National Gallery of Australia, von Guerard visited Kangatong station in 1855.
In his sketchbook at location number DGB 16/vol. 3/77 is a drawing inscribed "Johnny the Artist Kangatong 8 Aug. 1855". In German at bottom left of drawing is inscribed "My portrait by a native" in a hand similar to von Guerard's.
Digital order no:Album ID : 823855