Australia. Kangaroo Hunt. KANGAROO LANTERN SLIDE.

Australia. Kangaroo Hunt.

83 x 83 mm., numbered in the plate at top left, partially obscured by more recent label neatly applied along top edge.

A rare magic lantern slide of a kangaroo hunt. Nineteenth-century magic lantern slides are uncommon anyway, partly on account of their fragility, and much sought-after; to find one with such a vivid Australian scene is very unusual.

A rare magic lantern slide of a kangaroo hunt. Nineteenth-century magic lantern slides are uncommon anyway, partly on account of their fragility, and much sought-after; to find one with such a vivid Australian scene is very unusual.

This striking colour chromolithograph depicts four men on horseback attempting to restrain a massive Red Kangaroo (taller than the central horse). Two dogs are being used in the hunt, one springing up to worry the kangaroo's throat, a second lying prostrate and possibly injured. At the same time, a fifth man on foot reaches for the hindquarters with a knife, seemingly attempting to hamstring the great animal.

Price (AUD): $435.00  other currencies     Ref: #3611687

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