Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief…. W. after Francis WHEATLEY SHERWIN.

Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief…
Arthur Phillip Esq. Captain General and Commander in Chief…

London: J. Stockdale, 1789.

Stipple engraved oval portrait by Sherwin; 150 x 125 mm.

First Fleet

The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, a compilation of Phillip's dispatches and the most significant official account of the perilous early history of the settlement.

The classic contemporary portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet and first governor of the fledgling convict settlement at Port Jackson. This portrait was engraved as the frontispiece to The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, a compilation of Phillip's dispatches and the most significant official account of the perilous early history of the settlement.

This detailed portrait is based on the original oil by Francis Wheatley painted in 1786 - now a national treasure held by the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

Nan Kivell and Spence, p. 250.

Price (AUD): $850.00  other currencies Ref: #4504217

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