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- Object: Julia V.D.L.
Drawing; it depicts Julia, a Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, wearing a shirt and long skirt and a red cap. 1845.
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 25 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
In a list of Aboriginal women at Flinders Island compiled by the catechist Robert Clark in about 1845, there is no 'Julia' listed, but there is a 'Juliet' whose Aboriginal name is 'Warrameenaloo' meaning green leaves of trees. It is unclear if Julia in this picture is meant to be 'Juliet'.
It is one of a series of twenty one portraits of Tasmanian Aboriginal people completed by Prout during a visit to the Wybalenna Aboriginal Station on Flinders Island in February and March 1845.
- Not on display
- Window mounted, in good condition.
- Acquisition notes
- In 1856 the artist John Skinner Prout sold Joseph Barnard Davis a collection of 36 of his portraits of Australian Aborigines and Maori people. After Davis's death in 1881, these portraits, along with other pictorial and ethnographic material, were acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg8-Pro