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"A Native wounded while asleep"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 20.8 x 18.7 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 52


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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pancil at top right with the number "61", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is annotated in very pale brown ink at bottom "A Native Wounded while asleep -".
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated.
  • The author of this catalogue record is Suzanne Stenning.
  • By permission of the trustees of the Natural History Museum (London).
  • Two sets of transparencies held in the Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Library and Picture Library: Picture Library order number 12052
  • James Lee of Kensington : purchased ; 1902
  • Data sheet available.
  • Wheeler, A. and Smith, B, (eds.) The Art of the First Fleet and other early Australian Drawings. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1988. (Plate 52, p. 38.)
  • Smith, Bernard. European Vision and the South Pacific. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1985. pp.160-161, fig. 105.