Item #CL187-5 A Family Of New South Wales. William Blake .  After Philip Gidley King, British.
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A Family Of New South Wales

1793. Engraving, text with artist, title and date in plate below image, 24.9 x 20.7cm. Slight foxing, tears and missing portions to margins and edges.

Text reads “From a sketch by Governor King. Blake sculpt. Published by J. Stockdale Piccadilly, Nov. 15, 1792.” From An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter, London, 1793. Held in NGA; NGV.

This is an example of Blake’s early engraving around the time he published his first major illustrated work, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, in 1794.

Item #CL187-5

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