Manhood.


Title:
Manhood.
Date:
C1803
Artist:
Vincent Woodthorpe (1764? - 1794)
Image Size:
90mm x 150mm
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring
Price:

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Stock Number:
BTHONSW ABO 003 (C071)
Description:
As part of Aboriginal boys' induction into manhood the front tooth was knocked out, indicating to others that they had been initiated.

From History of New South Wales written by George Barrington, the notorious Irish pickpocket. After obtaining introductions in society he robbed many wealthy patrons. He was sentenced to seven years in 1790 and transported to NSW. For his aid in suppressing a mutiny aboard the transport ship, he was released in 1792.

Biography:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764?-1822)

Woodthorpe was a print and map engraver, as well as a copperplate printer. He began as an apprentice tinplate worker to Garnet Terry from 8 Jan 1778. Born in Stepney approximately 1764, his parents, Vincent Woodthorpe, a victualler and Elizabeth Waterhouse married in 1763. Woodthorpe had premises at 27 Fetter Lane, London 1796-1809 and 29 Fetter Lane, London 1800-1822. Woodthorpe engraved a number of the illustrations for Barrington’s account of the colony of New South Wales; the subjects were based on earlier issued engravings in First Fleet journals.

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