C1836

Bewohner von Van Diemens Land. [1. Grou-Agara.. 2. Arra-Maida.]

Artist:

Nicholas - Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Two portraits of Australian aborigines based on Nicholas Petit’s engravings issued in the Baudin voyage account. 1. Top: Grou-Agara. 2. Bottom: Arra-Maida.  

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S/N: ERDFCA-016-ABO–230484
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Full Title:

Bewohner von Van Diemens Land. [1. Grou-Agara.. 2. Arra-Maida.]

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 Van Diemens Land. [1. Grou-Agara.. 2. Arra-Maida.] - Antique Print from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

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


1. Top: Grou-Agara. 
2. Bottom: Arra-Maida.

 

Biography:

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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