C1808
 (1824)

Ile de Solor. Soldat D'Infanterie Malaise.

Artist:

Nicholas-Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Rare engraving depicting a soldier of the Island of Solor, which is located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia which the Baudin expedition visited. This was issued in only the second edition of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ile de Solor. Soldat D’Infanterie Malaise.

Date:

C1808
 (1824)

Artist:

Nicholas-Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

175mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ile de Solor. Soldat D'Infanterie Malaise. - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1824

Description:

Rare engraving depicting a soldier of the Island of Solor, which is located off the eastern tip of Flores island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia which the Baudin expedition visited. This was issued in only the second edition of this famous work. 

From: Lesueur & Petit’s Voyage de Decouvertes Aux Terres Australes Historique. Reference: F979

Biography:

Nicholas – Martin Petit (1777-1804)

French artist on the famous Baudin voyage of exploration and discovery. He had signed on to the voyage as a gunner’s mate but was appointed as an artist, after the three appointed artists left the expedition at Mauritius. Petit had studied in David’ studio at the Louvre and was to concentrate, ‘all that which may be of interest for the history of man’. 

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