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"A Native of New South Wales with a Fizgig and a throwing stick in his hand"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 24.2 x 17.2 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 54


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  • Port Jackson Painter]
  • The drawing is inscribed in blue pencil at top right with the number "63", which refers to the pre-1984 numbering system for the Watling Collection.
  • The drawing is unsigned and undated.
  • A separate label of laid paper measuring 2.7 x 15.2 cm. is attached to the mount below the drawing. It is inscribed in pale brown ink "+.. A Native of New south Wales with a Fizgig and a throwing stick in his Hand. the throwing sticks is always used with the war Spear and not with the Fizgig". It is inscribed in pencil at lower right with the number "63".
  • 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 12054
  • 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 35, p. 46.)