1824 Australian Aborigines - K.J. Brodtmann handcol. FOLIO stone lithography - Ethnology
Bewohner von Neuholland. [1.Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal, 2. Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal. 3. Oui-Re-Kine.].
1. Top: Aboriginal man with his hair wrapped in paperbark strips told the French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit who was sketching him that his name was ‘Cour-rou-bari-gal’. As Booragy or Burroggy was the Aboriginal name for Bradleys Head, it is likely that he had replied to the artist’s question ‘What is your name?’ with kuri (man) and Boregegal (Bradleys Head Clan). (Eora p.6) (20 June and 17 November 1802.)
2. Right: Cour-Rou-Bari-Gal
A Sydney Aboriginal by the name Musquito. There were two men known by the name Musquito at Port Jackson, one of them was in Bennelong’s group and died in 1806, the other a resistance leader and tracker, was hanged in 1825. (20 June and 17 November 1802.)
3. Left: Oui-Re-Kine.
In EXQUISITE later hand coloured. As such extremely rare.
Stone lithography was the first printmaking technology that allowed a traditional artist to work using traditional techniques, and to create prints that could rival an original painting in terms of detail, mood and color variations.
Handsomely illustrated by one of the finest stone lithographers of the day, Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862), whose works have always been admired for their scientific accuracy as well as their aesthetic appeal. Brodtmann employed techniques for "texture" that are quite similar to that of an aquatint
A handsome example of his Brodtmann's aesthetic sense and skill in the medium complemented by EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL HAND COLOURING (found only very rarely).
Trained as a physician, Schinz (1777-1861) taught natural history at the University in his native Zürich, where he also served as curator for the natural history society. He was a prolific and popular author of zoological works, including volumes on birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
[Issued in: SCHINZ, HEINRICH RUDOLF]. BRODTMANN, KARL JOSEPH, Lithographer.