Tetes et Groupe de Sauvages du Camden-Shire (Nouvelle Galles meridionale). BOUGAINVILLE, Vicomte Edmond de la TOUANNE.

Tetes et Groupe de Sauvages du Camden-Shire (Nouvelle Galles meridionale).

Paris: Bulla, 1828.

Handcoloured lithograph, 385 x 290 mm.

Aboriginal portraits and camp-fire scene

Engaging Australian Aboriginal portraits and camp scene from the official voyage account of Hyacinthe de Bougainville, who toured the South Pacific between 1824 and 1826.

Engaging Australian Aboriginal portraits and camp scene from the official voyage account of Hyacinthe de Bougainville, who toured the South Pacific between 1824 and 1826.

Edmond de la Touanne, whose work formed the basis of these fine lithographic portraits, was a friend and protégé of de Bougainville and sailed on his expedition as lieutenant de vaisseau. Because of the haste with which the expedition was manned, no official artist was sent; as Bougainville remarks, no pictorial record of the expedition would have survived but for de la Touanne's sketches, which were published as lithographs in the official record of the expedition and in de la Touanne's own album.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies Ref: #3402059

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