C1807

Nouvelle-Hollande. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal.

Artist:

Nicholas-Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

$A 550

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S/N: VDATAQ-021-ABO–186482
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Full Title:

Nouvelle-Hollande. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal.

Date:

C1807

Artist:

Nicholas-Martin Petit (1777 - 1804)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 320mm

Description:

Portrait of an aboriginal man with his hair wrapped in paperbark strips from the important French voyage of exploration under the command of Nicholas Baudin. 

He told the French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit who was sketching him that his name was ‘Cour-rou-bari-gal’. As Booragy or Burroggy was the Aboriginal name for Bradleys Head, it is likely that he had replied to the artist’s question ‘What is your name?’ with kuri (man) and Boregegal (Bradleys Head Clan). (Eora p.6) (20 June and 17 November 1802.)

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’. The results of his observations and drawings are series of ‘impressive portraits of Tasmanian Aborigines’ in the official published accounts of the voyage.

This voyage charted the Australian coast and visited Sydney in 1803.

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