Philip CHAUNCY | Aborigines of King George Sound taken by Philip Chauncy Esq. in 1852

Philip CHAUNCY
England 1816 – Australia 1880
Australia from 1839

Aborigines of King George Sound taken by Philip Chauncy Esq. in 1852 1852
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Inscribed lower centre below image in black ink, 'Profiles of King George Sound taken by Philip Chauncy Esq.r [r in superscript] in 1852. The outline of all the heads is good excepting No.6 The figures and attitudes were added recently by the person [person crossed out in sepia ink] gentleman [written above in sepia ink, with arrow beneath the replaced word] who copied the / original busts [busts crossed out in sepia ink] heads [in sepia ink].' Inscribed on verso upper right in pencil, '5'.
image 20.6 (h) x 25.7 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.991





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