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Un-named Mammal ("Dog of New South Wales")

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1798]
Dimensions: 20.3 x 31.9 cm
Reference: Port Jackson Drawing - no. 52


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Drawing of a dingo standing in a landscape. The dog is depicted in left profile and has a bushy tail. It is predominantly red-brown in colour overlaid with grey lines, except for a white muzzle, paws and underparts. The dog casts a shadow to the right across the landscape, which is represented by a green wash overlaid with short grey lines, with details of plants, brown-grey rocks and distant grey hills. The sky is unpainted.


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