New Panorama…A Startling Interrogation, [Emigration]. William Heath, 1795–1840 British.
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New Panorama…A Startling Interrogation, [Emigration]

1829. Hand-coloured etching and engraving, artist’s monogram, title, date and publisher’s line in plate below image, 24.6 x 35cm. Trimmed to platemark, tipped to old backing.

Publisher’s line reads “Published April 1829 by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, where complete sets of P. Pry caricatures may be had.”

This image is held in the National Library of Australia with the following comment “[This is a] caricature criticising the British Government’s policies on transportation and emigration to Botany Bay. Cartoon reflects the changing attitudes to the prospects of life in Botany Bay in [the] early 19th century. Features a prosperous family and a pickpocket purchasing tickets for viewing Augustus Earle’s panorama of Sydney, exhibited at Barker’s Panorama from 1828. Various inscriptions as part of image: Ticket seller: “Do you wish to go to Hell or Botany bay, Sir”; Pickpocket: “I wonts to go to Bottomy bay”; Daugher of prosperous family: “La Mama I should like to see the Naughty Place better than any thing.”

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Item #CL201-4

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  other currencies

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