This is a fine George French Angas original Aboriginal hand colored Lithograph, 19c, entitled South Australia Illustrated, plate 5, Portraits of the Aboriginal Inhabitants, J.W. Giles., frame: 29" x 21.5"; site: 21" x 13.5". Good vibrant colors, some discoloration, otherwise in fine condition.
George French Angas (25 April 1822 – 8 October 1886), was an English explorer, naturalist and painter.
He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the eldest son of George Fife Angas, prominent in the establishment of the new colony of South Australia. Despite showing remarkable talent in drawing, he was placed in a London business house by his father. He left on a tour of Europe and in 1842 published his first book, "Rambles in Malta and Sicily". As a result of this experience, he turned his back on the world of commerce, and directed his training towards a study of natural history, anatomical drawing and lithography. Embarking on his travels, he was soon to find his acquired skills extremely useful.
Angas painted some of the earliest views of South Australia.
PROVENANCE: acquired from an old Melbourne collection in 1990's
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