C1800

Femme du Cap de Diemen.

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Historically important engravings of Tasmanian Aborigines, from the official account of d’Entrecasteaux’s voyage 1791-94 in search of La Perouse. La Perouse had last been seen in early 1788 leaving Botany Bay in the ships, Boussole and Astrolabe, having advised by … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Femme du Cap de Diemen.

Date:

C1800

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Femme du Cap de Diemen. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

Historically important engravings of Tasmanian Aborigines, from the official account of d’Entrecasteaux’s voyage 1791-94 in search of La Perouse. La Perouse had last been seen in early 1788 leaving Botany Bay in the ships, Boussole and Astrolabe, having advised by letter that he expected to be back in France by June 1789, however he was to disappear without trace until evidence of his shipwreck was discovered in 1826 in Vanikoro. D’Entrecasteaux reached Tasmania on April 21 and proceeded to chart the coast for one month, the resulting charts instigated settlement by the British. The French depicted the Tasmanian aborigines as ‘noble savages’, a concept proposed by the Enlightenment philosopher Rousseau in his, ‘Discourse on Inequality’ (1754). From Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere (1755-1834) “Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse”.

Biography:

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.

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