photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white) of a painting titled 'Aborigines of Tasmania' by Robert Dowling; a group of Tasmanian men and women seated or standing by the side of a body of water, mountains in the background; the people represented include Truganini (aka Truggernana or Trugernanner), Manalargenna, Probelatter (aka Jimmy), Tunnaminnerwate (aka Jack), Wortabowigee (aka Fanny), Woreddy (aka Woureddy or Woorrady), Numbloote (aka Jenny), among others.
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Height: 13.80 centimetres (image)
Height: 27.80 centimetres (mount)
Width: 28.30 centimetres (image)
Width: 42 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- This is a photograph of a painting by R. Dowling, the figures in this painting based on drawings by Thomas Bock. Bock's series of Tasmanian Aboriginal portraits are held in the British Museum, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, the Pitt Rivers Museum and elsewhere.
For a discussion of Dowling's work, including his images of Aboriginal people, see: John Jones.2010. Robert Dowling, Tasmanian son of Empire. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
The oil painting by Dowling 'Aborigines of Tasmania' is in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
- Not on display
- Some yellowing of image, surface dirt - both image and mount, foxing on mount
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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