C1810

[The Black Swan]

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764? - 1822)

Early colonial engraving of a black swan. The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[The Black Swan]

Date:

C1810

Artist:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764? - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

95mm 
x 40mm
AUTHENTICITY
[The Black Swan] - Antique Print from 1810

Genuine antique
dated:

1810

Description:

Early colonial engraving of a black swan.

The Black Swan was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on Bernier Island, N.W. Australia. The first capture 7th January 1697 by Willem de Vlamingh, Jurien Bay, Western Australia.

Shaw & Nodder common name The Black Swan

Modern common name Black Swan

Shaw &amp Nodder binomial name or protonym Anas Plutonia

Modern binomial name Cygnus atratus

First described Latham 1790

Distribution WA, SA, VIC, TAS, NSW &amp QLD

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds Page: p.140 ill. 140

 

Biography:

Vincent Woodthorpe (1764?-1822)       

Print and map engraver and copperplate printer, born in Stepney in about 1764, the son of Vincent Woodthorpe, a victualler, and his wife Elizabeth Waterhouse, who had married in 1763. Apprenticed (Tinplate Workers)to Garnet Terry 8 Jan 1778. He had premises at 27 Fetter Lane, London 1796-1809 and 29 Fetter Lane, London 1800-1822. Woodthorpe engraved a number of the illustrations for Barringtons account of the colony of New South Wales, the subjects were based on earlier issued engravings in first fleet journals.

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