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Marsupial, "Kangaroo", "native name Bag-ga-ree"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 19.5 x 23.3 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 88


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Wallaby in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted standing on a base of green, pink and yellow wash with grey stains. The animal is predominantly brown to grey overlaid with black hatched lines, with paler underparts and yellow ochre on the belly. The drawing is framed by a pencil border, with a base line of black ink, beneath which is a scale of 4 feet drawn in black ink and wash. It is annotated in pencil and brown ink on both the front and the reverse.


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