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A Woman of Van Diemen's Land

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Prt.147

  • Title (object)

    • A Woman of Van Diemen's Land
  • Description

    Portrait of a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, with a shaved head apart from a narrow circlet, carrying a child on her back. 1784.
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.9 centimetres (print)
    • Width: 19.9 centimetres (print)
    • Height: 37.4 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 29.5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        A WOMAN of VAN DIEMEN's LAND
        J.Webber del J Caldwall sc.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of print
      • Inscription Content

        KXMT.OC.1.B
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        7
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
  • Curator's comments

    Published in: Cook, James & King, James (1785) "Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery , in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780." In three volumes. and a fourth folio volume with engravings, known as "Atlas", plate 7.

    Related image: Oc2006-PRT144

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  • Bibliography

    • Joppien & Smith 1985, 1988 3.13A bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Voyages of Captain Cook 1768-1780
  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Prt.147

  • Additional IDs

    • 7
    • KXMT.Oc.1.B (Old BM series number)
Print. Portrait of a woman, with a shaved head, she is carrying a baby in an animal skin baby carrier on her back.1785.  Etching and engraving

Print. Portrait of a woman, with a shaved head, she is carrying a baby in an animal skin baby carrier on her back.1785. Etching and engraving

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