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Benjamin Duterrau

Woureddy, a wild native of Brune [Bruny] Island, one of Mr Robinson’s most faithful attendants, attach’d to the mission in 1829
etching, printed in black ink, from one plate
etched title below image: ‘Woureddy, a wild native of Brune [sic.] Island one of Mr Robinson's most faithful attendants attach'd to the mission in 1829. Etched inscription below title: ‘Design'd, etch'd & publish'd by Bn. Duterrau Augt. 24 1835 Hobart Town Van Diemen's Land.’ Also etched lower right below image: ‘Price [illegible]’
22.6 x 13.5 cm



Benjamin Duterrau and his lost painting The National Picture form the subject of Stephen Scheding's book The National Picture (Random House, 2002). Woureddy appears in Duterrau's painting The Conciliation (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) which was a study for the larger National Picture. An oil portrait of him by Duterrau, also in the TMAG, is reproduced in the book. The etchings of Tasmanian Aboriginal subjects published by Duterrau are extremely rare. 

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