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The Wombat / of Bass's Straits.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1982,U.4452

  • Title (object)

    • The Wombat / of Bass's Straits.
  • Description

    Wombat standing on its hindlegs in profile to left, in front of a rock overgrown with shrubs; illustration to George Townshend Fox's 'Synopsis of the Newcastle Museum, late the Allan, formerly the Tunstall, or Wycliffe Museum' (Newcastle upon Tyne: 1827); proof.
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1827
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 100 millimetres (image)
    • Height: 233 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 148 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and 'R.E. Bewick delt et sculp'.
  • Curator's comments

    See preliminary drawings 1882,0311.1627 and 1882,0311.1645

  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Synopsis of the Newcastle Museum, late the Allan, formerly the Tunstall, or Wycliffe Museum
  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1982,U.4452

A wombat standing on its hindlegs in profile to left, in front of a rock overgrown with shrubs; illustration to an unidentified natural history publication.    Wood-engraving

Recto

A wombat standing on its hindlegs in profile to left, in front of a rock overgrown with shrubs; illustration to an unidentified natural history publication. Wood-engraving

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