C1836

Ansicht Der Georgs - Strasse zu Sidney. [George Street, Sydney]

Swiss version of this famous image of George Street, Sydney, first issued in the official account of Dumont D’Urvilles voyage of exploration and discovery. The view is of George Street, looking to the northeast. The building on the left is … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ansicht Der Georgs – Strasse zu Sidney. [George Street, Sydney]

Date:

C1836

Engraver:

Karl Joseph Brodtman 
(1787 – 
1862)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ansicht Der Georgs - Strasse zu Sidney. [George Street, Sydney] - Antique Print from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Swiss version of this famous image of George Street, Sydney, first issued in the official account of Dumont D’Urvilles voyage of exploration and discovery.

The view is of George Street, looking to the northeast. The building on the left is the main Guardhouse and across the street is the male orphan house, behind which can be seen the mastheads of a ship anchored in Circular Quay. Standing prominently in the centre foreground is the Aboriginal leader Bungaree, dressed in British military livery and with king plate, or breastplate. Macquarie began the practise of issuing breastplates to Aboriginals in 1816 and dubbed Bungaree, the first to receive this dubious honour, “Chief of Broken Bay.” Bungaree was seen frequently in the Sydney area, ceremonially welcoming newcomers and teaching about Aboriginal customs, notably Boomerang throwing. Bungaree was one of the most talked about Aboriginals of the nineteenth-century and had accompanied Matthew Flinders on his circumnavigation of Australia in 1801-3.

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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