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J. Alphonse Pellion (fl.1817-1820)
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J. Alphonse Pellion (fl.1817-1820)

Nouvelle Hollande. Entrevue avec les sauvages de la presq'île Péron à la baie des Chiens Marins. vue de l'interieur de la presqu'île Perron

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J. Alphonse Pellion (fl.1817-1820)
Nouvelle Hollande. Entrevue avec les sauvages de la presq'île Péron à la baie des Chiens Marins. vue de l'interieur de la presqu'île Perron
inscribed 'Mr Pellion' (lower right) and inscribed as title, inscribed 'dessin précieux par la véité du paysage mais il manque d'effet - on pourra reparer cela' on a label on the reverse
pencil on paper laid down on board
10¼ x 13½in. (26.1 x 34.3cm.)
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Lot Essay

Shark Bay, western Australia, September 1818.

REPRODUCED:
Journal de Rose, pl.IX.

'Exchanges had already taken place, and the prudence of M.Pellion had prevented the fatal revolt, to which a first interview might have led. The savages had been presented with necklaces of glass beads, looking glasses, and little knives: they had sent clubs and assegais; and this species of barter appeared to please them much. ... All of these exchanges were made with a certain mistrust on the part of the savages: they watched us as dangerous enemies, and were continually pointing to the ship, exclaiming, ayerkadé, ayerkadé (go away, go away)'. J.Arago, Narrative
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