Sydney Parkinson (c1745-71) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Scotland in 1745, Sydney Parkinson was a competent botanical draughtsman, being employed by Joseph Banks in 1767. In 1768 he joined Cook's expedition to the Pacific, making over 1500 drawings during the voyage. He was the first artist to set foot in Australia. His best known works are Aboriginal subjects and a view of the Endeavour at Cooktown. On his return voyage to England, Parkinson contracted dysentery in Batavia and died in 1771. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Black Naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus Melanospila)
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Black Naped Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus Melanospila)
Watercolour, 24.5 x 21.5 cm
Australian, New Zealand, British and European Historical & Contemporary Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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A War Canoe of New Zealand with a View of Gable End Foreland
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A War Canoe of New Zealand with a View of Gable End Foreland
Hand coloured engraving, 20 x 54 cm
Important, Early & Rare NZ Paintings, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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A War Canoe of New Zealand with a VIew Of Gable End Foreland
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A War Canoe of New Zealand with a VIew Of Gable End Foreland
Hand coloured engraving, 20 x 54 cm
Important, Early & Rare New Zealand Art, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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Australian Plants
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Australian Plants
Two botanical lithographs, 34 x 50 cm; 31 x 47 cm
Australian & Colonial Antique & Historical (Art lots only), Mossgreen Auctions, Melbourne.
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