Throwing the Spear.
Published & Sold October 1st 1813, by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, London.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint, very large margins. Platemark: 180 x 230mm (7¼ x 9¼").
Plate 3 from 'The Field Sports &c. &c. of the Native Inhabitants of New South Wales', published by Edward Orme, London, 1813, the first book devoted solely to the Aboriginal people of Australia. The scene depicts a group of Aboriginies skillfully throwing spears at birds in flight. After John Heaviside Clark, later known as "Waterloo Clark" for his depictions of Wellington's triumph in 1815.
NGV ref: 1999.400.3.
[Ref: 32074] £220.00