George AIKMAN, Ornithology [black swan and Cape Barren goose]. Enlarge 1 /1


Edinburgh 1788 – 1865


Ornithology [black swan and Cape Barren goose]. 1842
Collection Title: Encyclopedia Britannica. 7th edition, 1842.
Page: plate 402
Place made: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate 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

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre in black pencil, 'Black Swan - Cape Barren Goose'. inscribed lower centre in black pencil, '$16'.
Dimensions: printed image 24.5 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 27.7 h x 20.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gregg collection of Australian and Pacific colonial prints. Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2010.
Accession No: NGA 2011.109
Subject: Australia, Animal: Bird Australia, Animal: Bird, Black swan
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Ted and Gina Gregg, Sydney, February 2011.