C1836

Wasserplaz des Astrolabs im Konig Georgs Hafen (Neu-Holland.) [Albany]

Scarce early view of Albany.   This famous image shows the French collecting water and filling their barrels via a fabric chute suspend from a makeshift tripod. A pair of seated Aborigines are being sketched by one of the French who … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wasserplaz des Astrolabs im Konig Georgs Hafen (Neu-Holland.) [Albany]

Date:

C1836

Engraver:

Karl Joseph Brodtmann 
(1787 – 
1862)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

177mm 
x 110mm

Paper Size: 

318mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wasserplaz des Astrolabs im Konig Georgs Hafen  (Neu-Holland.) [Albany] - Antique Print from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Scarce early view of Albany.   This famous image shows the French collecting water and filling their barrels via a fabric chute suspend from a makeshift tripod. A pair of seated Aborigines are being sketched by one of the French who is conspicuously dressed with top hat and coat. 

This view was based on De Sainson’s made during Dumont D’Urvilles voyage of exploration.

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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