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403174
  • Title
    King of black Native : watercolour portrait by John Carmichael
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P2/455
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1826
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    403174
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 20.9 x 12.8 cm - 1 watercolour and ink drawing on card
  • Source
    Purchased 1999
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    This portrait possibly depicts Bungaree, a well-known Sydney Aborigine who was often referred to as the "King" of Sydney Aborigines. Contemporary European anecdotes often noted his begging, breastplate and old military uniforms which had been given to him by government officials.
    Digital order no:a928500
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    At bottom right of image in brushpoint: Drawn by / John Carmichael / 19th December 1826 / Sydney New South Wales
    Beneath image in ink: King of black Native
    On reverse of image in pencil: I-beg-u
    An erased pencil inscription is also visible on the reverse
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