C1836

Bewohner von Neuholland. [1.Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal, 2. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal. 3. Oui-Re-Kine.]

Artist:

Nicholas - Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Three portraits of Australian aborigines based on Nicholas Petit’s engravings issued in the Baudin voyage account. 1. Top: Aboriginal man with his hair wrapped in paperbark strips told the French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit who was sketching him that his name was … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bewohner von Neuholland. [1.Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal, 2. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal. 3. Oui-Re-Kine.]

Date:

C1836

Artist:

Nicholas - Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Engraver:

J.Brodtmann 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithographs.

Image Size: 

175mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bewohner von Neuholland. [1.Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal, 2. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal. 3. Oui-Re-Kine.] - Antique Print from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Three portraits of Australian aborigines based on Nicholas Petit’s engravings issued in the Baudin voyage account.

1. Top: Aboriginal man with his hair wrapped in paperbark strips told the French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit who was sketching him that his name was ‘Cour-rou-bari-gal’. As Booragy or Burroggy was the Aboriginal name for Bradleys Head, it is likely that he had replied to the artist’s question ‘What is your name?’ with kuri (man) and Boregegal (Bradleys Head Clan). (Eora p.6) (20 June and 17 November 1802.)

2. Right: Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal
A Sydney Aboriginal by the name Musquito. There were two men known by the name Musquito at Port Jackson, one of them was in Bennelong’s group and died in 1806, the other a resistance leader and tracker, was hanged in 1825. (20 June and 17 November 1802.)

3. Left: Oui-Re-Kine.

 

 

Artist:

Nicholas – Martin Petit (1777-1804)

French artist on the famous Baudin voyage of exploration and discovery. He had signed on to the voyage as a gunner’s mate but was appointed as an artist, after the three appointed artists left the expedition at Mauritius.Petit had studied in David’ studio at the Louvre and was to concentrate, ‘all that which may be of interest for the history of man’. The results of his observations and drawings are series of ‘impressive portraits of Tasmanian Aborigines’ in the official published accounts of the voyage.

This voyage charted the Australian coast and visited Sydney in 1803.

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