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"A Native spearing a Kangaroo"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.5 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 74


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Landscape with hunting scene, framed in tondo with a black ink border andmeasuring 10.5 cm. in diameter. The landscape includes dense woodland to the right, in the shadows of which an aborigine is depicted raising a spear towards a kangaroo in open land to the left. Both figures are painted in silhouette. There is a further clump of trees in the mid-ground to the left, and a stretch of water to the right with hills behind it. The trees and land are painted in different shades of green wash overlaid with darker horizontal lines. The sky is composed predominantly of blue washes around unpainted areas, with some patches of pink, yellow and grey. The drawing is annotated in brown ink.


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