Pancrace BESSA

France 1772 – 1835

print after


France 1776 – 1831



printer, intaglio

  • Active France 1800s

L'Halmature thétis. A. Jeune dans le Repos [young at rest]. 1837
Collection Title: Bougainville, Hyacinthe de. 'Journal de la navigation autour de globe de la frégate Thétis et de la corvette L'Espérance pendant les années 1824, 1825 et 1826'. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1837
Page: atlas, plate 37
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Dimensions: printed image 19.8 h x 22.3 w cm sheet 54.6 h x 35.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gregg collection of Australian and Pacific colonial prints. Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2010.
Accession No: NGA 2011.97
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: French Australia, Animal: Kangaroo
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Ted and Gina Gregg, Sydney, February 2011.