Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

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Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

Call numbers

SV/308

Record identifier

Yezd0PW9

Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

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Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

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Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

Date

ca 1825

Call Numbers

SV/308

Record Identifier

Yezd0PW9

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Physical Description

Contents

1 print - 27.5 x 35.0 cm - engraved colour printed plate, highlighted in red by hand

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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 print depicts Aboriginal people in New South Wales circa 1802. Several of the figures are using or holding weapons, including long spears with barbed tips, white shields with ochre strapping, clubs, and spear throwers. In the background, standing on one leg, is a figure who bears close comparison with the man known as ‘Morore’ but named as ‘Cou...

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Full title

Print depicting formal Aboriginal combat scene from the time of the Baudin voyage, ca 1825

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Signature / Inscriptions

‘pomel Sc.’ inscribed lower.

Attributions / Conjectures

After print by Pierre-Antoine Marchais after Nicolas-Martin Petit.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Hordern House Rare Books, ANZAAB bookfair, July 2015, No. 28.

Administrative / Biographical history

This plate was probably produced as a planned inclusion in the atlas ‘Historique’ of the Freycinet voyage (published 1825) and due to the lack of any captions may be said to represent an abandoned proof or trial printing. The plate is based on an original watercolour attributed to Antoine Marchais (fl. 1820s) after Nicolas-Martin Petit. Marchais worked on scenes relating to the Baudin voyage in the 1820s, whilst simultaneously working on newer plates relating to the Freycinet voyage.

References:
Marchais (fl.1820s) after Nicolas-Martin Petit. http://www.christies.com/ (accessed 16 November 2015), and information provided by vendor....

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SV/308

Record Identifier

Yezd0PW9

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/Yezd0PW9

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Reference code

1373537

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