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  • Title
    [Convicts embarking for Botany Bay, ca. 1790 / drawing by Thomas Rowlandson]
  • Creator
  • Call number
  • Level of description
  • Date

    [ca. 1790]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - watercolour on paper, laid down on board - 19.0 x 15.0 cm (drawing), 29.5 x 25.0 cm (board)
  • Scope and Content
    The drawing depicts an overcrowded small timber boat holding six convict passengers, and skipper leaning on the tiller. Two convicts are being pushed into the boat by a redcoat soldier whilst another redcoat looks on with rifle in slope position. Similar scenes can be made out in the far background, along with two corpses hanging from a gibbet.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Two labels on verso. Upper: 19th century Parisian framer's label. Lower: printed catalogue entry from: Bois, Pène Du. (2013). pp. 465-6. 'The Library and Art Collection of Henry de Pène du Bois, of New York. London: Forgotten Books'. (Original work published 1887). Catalogue entry gives title of work as 'Going to the colonies'.
    Another version of this drawing is held by the National Library at call no. PIC T2670 NK228 LOC3842-C *
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Insciption on front of board beneath picture written in pencil: '#20 pp- / paper as per sample'
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