C1792

A Family of New South Wales.

Important engraving by William Blake, poet and engraver from a sketch made by Philip Gidley King. As Bernard Smith states in his European Vision of the Pacific, “there is no finer pictorial expression of the idea of the noble savage … Read Full Description

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S/N: HAHJO-ABOR-414–186066
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Full Title:

A Family of New South Wales.

Date:

C1792

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 277mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Family of New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1792

Genuine antique
dated:

1792

Description:

Important engraving by William Blake, poet and engraver from a sketch made by Philip Gidley King.

As Bernard Smith states in his European Vision of the Pacific, “there is no finer pictorial expression of the idea of the noble savage in visual art than Blake’s engraving”.

From Hunter,  An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island.

Collections:
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number P8-1984
National Gallery Australia: Accession Number: 84.1360
National Museum of Australia: 2014.0058.0001
National Library Australia: Bib ID 562476

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Engraver, poet, painter and mystic, Blake entered Par's Drawing School at the age of 10 and was writing poetry at 14. He was apprenticed to James Basire and from that date on, he was engaged in commercial engraving to supplement his meagre income. A rare and important Australian image, by one of the great artists of the nineteenth century.

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