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gouache, watercolour, pencil on paper
55.0 × 75.0 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Coranderrk, Healesville, Victoria
inscribed (inverted) in pencil (in image) l.r.: Capt Harrison
inscribed (vertically) in pen and ink on reverse u.l.: This drawing (aboriginal) belongs to Miss E. Shawn / Koopura / Healesville / C. P. Mou (…illeg) / 1949
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.r.: For Mrs Shawn / drawn by an / old aboriginal / at Coranderrk station / in the year / 1890 / Old Cappy calls / from the north / west of / Victoria / after a wandering life / This drawing is done / in watercolors / before the advent of / white people / charcoal & red ocher / & pipe clay were / used to work on the sheet of bark
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2004
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Gallery location
Gallery 6
Level 2, NGV Australia