C1848

1.Lord Derby's Kangaroo 2.Aroe Kangaroo 3.Parry's Kangaroo 4.Woolly Kangaroo 5.Brush Tailed Kangaroo 6.Rat-Tailed Hypsiprymnus 7.Rabbit-Eared Perameles

Artist:

James Hope Stewart (1789 - 1856)

$A 145

In stock

S/N: AHOTE-ANI-AA-044–217212
(B009)

Full Title:

1.Lord Derby’s Kangaroo 2.Aroe Kangaroo 3.Parry’s Kangaroo 4.Woolly Kangaroo 5.Brush Tailed Kangaroo 6.Rat-Tailed Hypsiprymnus 7.Rabbit-Eared Perameles

Date:

C1848

Artist:

James Hope Stewart (1789 - 1856)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 140mm

Paper Size: 

240mm 
x 147mm

Description:

One of the earliest engravings to identify the different types of macropods as kangaroo’s for the largest, Wallaroos for next size and wallabies, potoroos and rat-kangaroos.

Reference; Stanbury, p.10.

 From “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature”, by the poet Oliver Goldsmith.

Biography:

James Hope Stewart (1789-1856)

Stewart, was a factor from Gillenbie, Dumfriesshire, who emerged from obscurity in 1833 to produce over 545 of the 1,351 different illustrations for Sir William Jardine’s Naturalists Library and then quietly returned to farming in 1843.

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