Thomas BEWICK, The spotted opossum of New South Wales Enlarge 1 /1


Cherryburn, England 1753 – Gateshead, England 1828

The spotted opossum of New South Wales c.1820
Collection Title: Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. 1790, edition c1820
Page: page 435
Place made: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block; letterpress text Support: smooth off-white 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
Dimensions: printed image 4.2 h x 7.6 w cm sheet 20.5 h x 12.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.1469A
Subject: Australia, Animal: Possum
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Sebra Prints, Melbourne, 2012.