C1800

Boy of Cape Diemen. Man of Cape Diemen

Two images on the one sheet, the one on the right a Tasmanian aboriginal man and the other of a boy. Historically important engraving of the Tasmanian aborigines depicted as noble savages. This concept was proposed by the Enlightenment philosopher … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Boy of Cape Diemen. Man of Cape Diemen

Date:

C1800

Condition:

Printers crease at left, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

228mm 
x 145mm

Paper Size: 

295mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
Boy of Cape Diemen. Man of Cape Diemen - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

Two images on the one sheet, the one on the right a Tasmanian aboriginal man and the other of a boy. Historically important engraving of the Tasmanian aborigines depicted as noble savages. This concept was proposed by the Enlightenment philosopher Rousseau in his, Discourse on Inequality (1754) first published in, Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere (1755-1834), “Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse”  Homme du Cap de Diemen. This engraving is from the English edition where the image is in reverse.

From Labillardière, J., An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse, Undertaken by Order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793, in the Recherche and Espérance, Ships of War, Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d’Entrecasteaux

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Piron was a painter and naval draughtsman. Little is known of this artist who is best remembered by his significant contribution Australia 's fauna, flora and ethnography.J

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