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[Two Chinese costume sketches on rice paper.]
[Two Chinese costume sketches on rice paper.]
Samsing [red ink].
1848 [pencil.]
Two watercolours on rice paper. Each sheet 170 z 105mm (6¾ x 4"). Mounted on album paper.
Portraits of a mandarin and a monk.
[Ref: 53981]   £600.00  
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[Papua] Îles des Papous: Maison sur Pilotis.
[Papua] Îles des Papous: Maison sur Pilotis.
J.s Arago delin.t. Bouvinet sculp.t.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"), with large margins.
Houses on stilts, Papua New Guinea, with Papuans spear-fishing from canoes. Drawn by Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (1790-1855) and published in the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53635]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Papua] G.d Archipel d'Asie: Entrevue avec les Naturels de L'Île Ombai.
[Papua] G.d Archipel d'Asie: Entrevue avec les Naturels de L'Île Ombai.
J.s Arago delin.t. Bouvinet sculp.t.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"), with wide margins.
A warrior of Ombai Island demonstrates his archery skill to Freycinet's crew. The artist, Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (1790-1855), sits under the target tree, sketching. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53634]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Guerriers de l'ile d'Ombai.
Guerriers de l'ile d'Ombai.
Ja. Arago delin.t. Choubard sculpt.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"), with large margins.
Two warriors of Ombai Island, sparring. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 53600]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Preparation for a Suttee, or the Immolation of a Hindoo Widow.
Preparation for a Suttee, or the Immolation of a Hindoo Widow. from a Drawing by Capt.n Grindlay.
Etchd by J. Willis & H. Melville. Engd. by R.G. Reeve.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co. Cornhill, London [1830].
Hand-coloured aquatint. 305 x 375mm (12 x 14¼"). Trimmed to plate on upper and lower edges. Right hand margin has some evidence of backing paper, which is a little torn. Bit messy.
Sati was a religious funeral practice among some Indian communities in which a recently widowed woman would have immolated herself on her husbandís funeral pyre. The practice was banned in 1829 by the British. From Robert Grindlay's (1786-1877) 'Scenery, costumes and architecture, chiefly on the western side of India,' 1826-30. Vol I, Pl. 13. Grindlay, founder of the ANZ Grindlays Bank, came to India in 1803, worked with the East India Company and served with the Seventh Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-1820.
Abbey Travel 442. National Art Library (V&A Museum); General Collection 46.D.5.
[Ref: 53831]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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