This originally hand-colored aquatint engraving is from Thomas Williamson's Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. From drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c. With a Supplement of New South Wales. The work was published in London by H. R. Young in 1819.

The work included illustrations of big game hunting, whaling, fishing, birding, and bull fighting in North America, Germany, Lapland, Spain, Russia, and Africa. The supplement also included illustrations of hunting practices by the aboriginies in Australia. These scenes are noted for their unprejudiced depictions, rare amongts early colonial Australian art: "without question the most attractive and sympathetic of the early European depictions of the native inhabitants." "Other artists working in the colony at the time portrayed the Aborigines with grotesque sarcasm. But the drawings in Field Sports demonstrate respect for their dignity and exuberantly innocent humanity." (Australian Rare Books, p.280-281).

Thomas Williamson is a British artist. Thomas Williamson's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $125 USD to $12,305 USD, Since 2007 the record price for this artist at auction is $12,305 USD for Oriental Field Sports, sold at Pundole's in 2019.

Dimensions:
~ 12 1/2" by 9"

Artist or Maker:
Thomas Williamson

Medium:
Originally Hand-colored Aquatint Engraving

Date:
1819

Condition:
The work is in excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition.

Literature:
Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. From drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c. With a Supplement of New South Wales

Provenance: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books, Franklin, Tennessee

**Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.


All our items are available on layaway with NO Interest Charges!
ITEM ID
- 0102
COLOR
Black, Red, White
GENRE
Australian Art
MEDIA
Aquatint, Engraving
THEME
Birds, Hunting, Wildlife
WIDTH
13" (33 cm)
HEIGHT
9" (23 cm)
ORIGIN
England • English
AGE
Early 19th Century
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Barkus Farm Antiques and Fine Art

Thomas Williamson - "Throwing the Spear" New South Wales, Australia, Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving c 1819

$268 SALE

Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner
Alert

3 other shoppers are interested in this item


    Unique Collectibles, Antiques and Fine Arts from Around the World
    Never the ordinary. Unique items chosen over the last 50 years of travel around the world.

    Platinum

    since 2002

    Shipping:$32.00 USD
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Tax:We are unable to obtain a tax quote at this time.
    Shipping to: USA
    change


    Barkus Farm Antiques and Fine Art


    Miriam Barkus
    Phone Email Shop Owner
    Southwest Ranches , FL This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinum Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2002

    More From This Seller