C1825

Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations Domestiques.

Artist:

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796 - 1868)

After the dramatic defeat of the first French Empire and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1815, the newly restored Bourbon King Louis XVIII ordered a number of voyages of exploration and discovery in an attempt to regain … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations Domestiques.

Date:

C1825

Artist:

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796 - 1868)

Condition:

Some minor discolouration in margin areas, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving, printed in colour and hand coloured.

Image Size: 

268mm 
x 185mm
AUTHENTICITY
Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations Domestiques. - Antique Print from 1825

Genuine antique
dated:

1825

Description:

After the dramatic defeat of the first French Empire and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1815, the newly restored Bourbon King Louis XVIII ordered a number of voyages of exploration and discovery in an attempt to regain French prestige. One of these was to be led by Louis de Freycinet who had been the commander of the Casuarina on the ill-fated Baudin expedition. The ship chosen for this expedition was named Uranie in honour of the muse of astronomy and geography. Freycinet proposed to undertake numerous measurements in various fields of science and to explore the islands in the Pacific. The voyage was a great success having resulted in the discovery of hundreds of new species of mammals, birds, marine life, plants as well as having recorded many aspects of the Pacific islands. These exquisitely engraved prints constitute a unique documentation of exotic unknown lands and their inhabitants.

Biography:

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796-1868)

Pellion was a topographical painter, naval draughtsman and midshipman aboard l’Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet during the voyages of 1817-1820. Pellion made many sketches in NSW, including views of Cox’s Pass and Cox’s River and portraits of the local aborigines. In 1819, Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, invited the French explorer Baudin to cross the Blue Mountains on a new road, with Pellion accompanying him.

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