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 10 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. This scene depicts an Aboriginal settlement, with a number of men and women lying under small, tent-like shelters, by a fire, who have been woken by a figure returning from a hunt. The figure holds a spear and is greeted by a dog rushing towards him. After John Heaviside Clark, later known as "Waterloo Clark" for his depictions of Wellington's triumph in 1815.
NGV ref: 1999.400.10.
[Ref: 32075] £220.00