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Portrait of "Nanbree"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 20.7 x 16 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 34


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Half-length portrait of an Aboriginal boy named Nanbree (also known as Nanbaree or Nanberry), holding a four-pronged fishing spear over his right shoulder with a basket suspended from it behind his back. His head is turned to the left giving a three-quarters view, with his eyes turned to the front. He appears to have some cloth wound around his waist and his left forearm. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and inscribed with the boy's name, also in pencil.


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