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Benjamin Duterrau

The small outline of a national picture
etching printed in black ink from copper plate

22.6 x 28.0 cm (plate-mark)


Compositional draft for an oil painting titled The National Picture, now lost (a smaller version is in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is known as The Conciliation, 1840. The image depicts George Augustus Robinson negotiating with a group of Tasmanian Aborigines. Duterrau's National Picture is the subject of Stephen Scheding's book The National Picture, (published by Random House, 2002)

Specialising in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Edwardian and Modern paintings,
prints and sculpture of museum quality for over 40 years.