John BOYNE, Landing at Botany Bay. Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain 1750 – 1810

Landing at Botany Bay. 1786 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured Support: cream paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: rubber-stamp verso lower centre in red ink, '[profile of lion] / [NCW?]'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, 'p344 [underlined]'. Stamped verso upper right in red ink, '[lion NCW]'. Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'A full description of this engraving / is given in British Museum Dept. / of Prints and Drawings Catalogue / of politcal and personal satires / Vol.6 no.6992 ML holds one copy only. / The artist was J. Bogne. Probably the first engraving either imaginary or / depicted from life, to attempt to / portray Botang by Acompanier piese to this, drawn by Bogne / 2nd publish by Humphrey's and Hedges, Nov. Commons officer / ... / By
Dimensions: printed image 38.2 h x 52.0 w cm sheet 41.6 h x 57.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.925
Subject: Australia, Art period: Pre-European settlement, to 1778 Australia, Art period: Colonial, Caricature Satire: Australia by English
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, October 2010.