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  • Title
    [Five portraits of Aborigines from around Sydney] / five pencil crayon drawings by Jacques Arago
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXB 283
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1819 (dated from time artist was in Sydney)
  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - ca. 8.5 x 5 cm images; 24.6 x 16.2 cm sheet - drawings are on leaves from a unbound sketchbook - 5 charcoal drawings
  • Scope and Content
    1. Taran
    2. Timbere
    3. Broten
    4. Nani
    5. Abinghou
  • Source
    Purchased from the collection of Dr. J. Raven at Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne Sale, 23 August 1992, lot 220.
  • Collection History
    In 1982 drawings were in possession of Mr N. Tully, Sydney (Reference: Pic.Acc.5263 Mitchell Library). Sold at Sotheby's, Sydney, 29 October 1987 lots 144-148.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
  • General note

    Drawings are engraved in Louis de Freycinet, Voyage autor du monde : Execute sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Uraine et la Physicienne Atlas Historique, Paris 1825 plate 105 REF. ZML X980/20A Mitchell Library. In this plate the engraver has transposed Taran and Timbere's names.
    "Timbere" was issued as a lithograph in the French and English versions of Arago's account of the expedition -- "Timbere, Sauvage de la Nlle Galles du sud, en grand costume. (Relache au port Jackson.)" Promenade autour du monde Atlas Historique et Pittoresque, Paris 1822 REF. Q910.41/2A1 Mitchell Library -- "Timbere, a native of new south Wales, Taken when at port Jackson", Narrative of a voyage round the world, London 1823 opposite p.171 REF.Q910.41/2B2 Mitchell Library.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823406
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    At bottom of each sheet "Nlle Hollande J.A." -- each drawing titled at top
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