Watercolour. Sheet: 250 x 180mm, (9¾ x 7"). Laid on card. Foxing.
An amateur watercolour by Maria Read after a chromolithograph by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-1880) titled 'Native Sepulchre' from his series of twenty four studies of Australian life titled 'The Australian Sketchbook' 1865. The image illustrates the aboriginal burial practice of lying the deceased on an elevated platform draped in leaves, benath the platform several wild dogs gather.
[Ref: 37165] £260.00