C1808

View of a Man, his Wife and child.

Artist:

William Alexander

Rare early engraving of Sydney aboriginese. “Sketched on the spot, by a person who met with them thus endeavouring to obtain shelter under the projection of a rock, during a heavy storm of rain and wind.” From David Collins, An … Read Full Description

$A 125

S/N: TECI-ABOR-530–298317
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Full Title:

View of a Man, his Wife and child.

Date:

C1808

Artist:

William Alexander

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 320mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of a Man, his Wife and child. - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Rare early engraving of Sydney aboriginese.

“Sketched on the spot, by a person who met with them thus endeavouring to obtain shelter under the projection of a rock, during a heavy storm of rain and wind.”

From David Collins, An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales. Collins arrived on the First Fleet and was one of the founders of the penal colony at Port Jackson as judge-advocate, Collins was responsible, under the governor, for the colony’s entire legal establishment.

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