C1803

Burning the Dead.

Early c.19th record of an aboriginal cremation. From Barrington, The History of New South Wales, including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney, and all its dependancies, from the Original Discovery of the Island: with the Customs and Manners of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Burning the Dead.

Date:

C1803

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 95mm
AUTHENTICITY
Burning the Dead. - Antique Print from 1803

Genuine antique
dated:

1803

Description:

Early c.19th record of an aboriginal cremation.

From Barrington, The History of New South Wales, including Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Parramatta, Sydney, and all its dependancies, from the Original Discovery of the Island: with the Customs and Manners of the Natives; and an Account of the English Colony, from its Foundation to the Present Time. London

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 345.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860. London 1972: Vol. II, No. 565.
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790 to 1860. Folkstone 1973: pp. 93-94.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2315117
State Library New South Wales: Call Numbers:80/61 , DSM/991/B
State Library Victoria: RARELT 994.402 B27H
State Library South Australia: Special Collection 994.4

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764 - 1822)

Print and map engraver and copperplate printer, born in Stepney in about 1764, the son of Vincent Woodthorpe, a victualler, and his wife Elizabeth Waterhouse, who had married in 1763. Apprenticed (Tinplate Workers)to Garnet Terry 8 Jan 1778. He had premises at 27 Fetter Lane, London 1796-1809 and 29 Fetter Lane, London 1800-1822. Woodthorpe engraved a number of the illustrations for Barringtons account of the colony of New South Wales, the subjects were based on earlier issued engravings in first fleet journals.

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