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"A New South Wales Native stricking fish by moonlight"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 19.3 x 30.7 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 49


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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pencil at top right with the number "58", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling collection.
  • The drawing is annotated in brown ink at bottom, possibly in John White's hand, "A N. South wales Native strick.g fish by moon light while his wife paddles him along with a fire in the Canoe ready to broil the fish as caught."
  • 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 12049
  • 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 36, p. 47.)