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447340
  • Title
    Australian Aborigines, pre 1806 / attributed to George Charles Jenner and W.W. [William Waterhouse]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    DGB 10
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    pre 1806
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    447340
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    Drawings - 17 x 11 cm. within double frame lines on sheets 20 x 14 cm. - mild foxing - 12 watercolours
    Drawings - 8 x 6 cm. on sheet 8 x 8 cm. at widest points - 1 pen & wash on light board, pasted to circular sheet
    Drawings - 7 x 8 cm. at widest points - 1 silhouette on irregular shaped paper
  • Scope and Content
    f.1 Aboriginal man with shield, spear thrower and spear, in action of throwing.
    f.2 Aboriginal man with a club.
    f.3 Aboriginal man with conical head-dress holding a club.
    f.4 Aboriginal man fishing with a five-pronged fishing spear.
    f.5 Aboriginal man holding spear with a throwing stick in his belt.
    Signed "Cn Lewellen[?]", in ink on reverse
    f.6 Aboriginal man holding a five-pronged fishing spear and offering a fish.
    f.7 Aboriginal man with club and shield.
    f.8 Aboriginal woman sitting with a child on her back.
    f.9 Aboriginal woman sitting opposite child who is offering her something.
    f.10 Aboriginal woman carrying a basket, with a child on her shoulders.
    f.11 Aboriginal woman in canoe fishing with a line.
    f.12 Aboriginal woman suckling a baby with another child alongside holding dog.
    f.13 Portrait of Bennelong - Signed "W.W." beneath portrait
    Inscribed "Bennelong one of two natives the first brought from New South Wales by Govr. Hunter and Captn. Waterhouse", on reverse in unidentified contemporary hand
    f.14 Silhouette of Yemmerawanie.
    Inscribed "Yuremany one of the first natives brought from New South Wales by Govr. Hunter and Captn. Waterhouse", on reverse in unidentified contemporary hand
  • Source
    Purchased from J.G.G. Pownall, September 1964
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Variant title

    Watercolours originally titled "Natives of New South Wales, pre 1806" based on the contemporary title of another similar set `Natives of New South Wales; drawn from life in Botany Bay' at PXB 513.
  • General note

    Research notes compiled by F.D. McCarthy, D.Sc. (Hons.), ANU, Dip. Anthrop. (Sydney), April 1981, comparing three sets of watercolour paintings of Aborigines are available at PXn 590, Mitchell Library Reading Room.
    McCarthy compares:
    Natives of New South Wales; drawn from life in Botany Bay (Mitchell Library PXB 513)
    Australian Aborigines, pre 1806 (Mitchell Library DGB 10)
    Australian aborigines drawn from life / by Captain Tetley, c. 1805 ; Edited by J. Stevens Cox. St. Peter Port, Guernsey : Toucan Press, 1977.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823514
  • Attributions / conjectures

    ff. 1-12 attributed to Jenner, f. 13 attributed to W.W.
    Attribution based on information in similar set of watercolours `Natives of New South Wales; drawn from life in Botany Bay' (PXB 513).
    For further research notes on attribution see 'Australian Aborigines, 12 watercolours' (PXn 266).
  • Date note

    Undated, however a watermark on one sheet reads 1798
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