C1833

Aiguade de L'Astrolabe au Port du Roi Georges. (Nelle. Hollande)

Superb early lithograph of  the French sailors at Albay, Western Australia, collecting water and filling their barrels via a fabric chute suspended from a makeshift tripod. A pair of seated Aborigines are being sketched by one of the French who … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Aiguade de L’Astrolabe au Port du Roi Georges. (Nelle. Hollande)

Date:

C1833

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

336mm 
x 238mm

Paper Size: 

523mm 
x 345mm
AUTHENTICITY
Aiguade de L'Astrolabe au Port du Roi Georges. (Nelle. Hollande) - Antique View from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Superb early lithograph of  the French sailors at Albay, Western Australia, collecting water and filling their barrels via a fabric chute suspended from a makeshift tripod. A pair of seated Aborigines are being sketched by one of the French who is conspicuously dressed with top hat and coat, by Louis de Sainson artist aboard the famous Dumon’t D’Urville voyage of scientific discovery and exploration.

From ‘Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement’.

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: NGA 2005.1102
National Library of Australia: Bib ID 1155484
National Museum Australia: 1995.0006.0005
State Library NSW :Reference code 902007

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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