Truggernana, a native of southern part of V. D Land & Wife to Woureddy was attached to the mission in 1929
etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate
etched title below image: ‘Truggernana, a native of southern part of V. D Land & Wife to Woureddy was attached to the mission in 1929’ Etched inscription below title: ‘Design'd, etch'd & publish'd by B. Duterrau Augt. 24 1835 Hobart Town Van Diemen's Land’. Also etched lower right below image: ‘Price [illegible]’
22.3 x 13.7 cm
Benjamin Duterrau and his lost painting The National Picture form the subject of Stephen Scheding's book The National Picture (Random House, 2002). Trugernana 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 her by Duterrau, also in the TMAG, is reproduced in the book. The etchings of Tasmanian Aboriginal subjects published by Duterrau are extremely rare.