[Period scrap album containing an etching published by Darton, 1817; 'Natives pursuing Kangaroo's in the neighbourhood of New South Wales' after George Stubbs.]
Scrap album. Size: 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Broken at spine.
A period scrap album containing mixed material, including prints, silhouetted cut-outs, drawings and watercolours, largely natural history. Includes a hand coloured etching titled, 'Natives pursuing Kangaroo's in the neighbourhood of New South Wales'; two aboriginies hunting kangaroos with spears, European buildings and a ship in the background. The female has two joeys in her pouch, a very unlikely occurence. The shape of the kangaroos is based on the illustration by George Stubbs, painted from a skin provided by Sir Joseph Banks and used in the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage. The representation of Sydney is among the first of the colony.
Lennox-Boyd, 'George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works', 463.
[Ref: 39566] £350.00