Nicholas Petit (1777-1804) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Paris in 1777, Nicolas-Martin Petit was gunner's mate on Baudin's scientific voyage to Australia in 1800. When the official artists left the expedition at Mauritius, Petit and Charles Lesueur took their places. Most notable of Petit's work are his watercolours and drawings of Tasmanian Aboriginals. These were published in 'Voyage des Decouvertes aux Terres Australes' (Paris 1807-1816). He died in 1804. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

'Jeune Femme De La Tribu Des Bou-Rou-be-ron-gal Avec Son Enfant Sur Les Epaules;' 'Terre De Diemen. Ourlaga;' 'Femme Hou
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'Jeune Femme De La Tribu Des Bou-Rou-be-ron-gal Avec Son Enfant Sur Les Epaules;' 'Terre De Diemen. Ourlaga;' 'Femme Hou
Hand coloured engraving, 31.5 x 24.5 cm average
Australian & International Art, Davidson Auctions, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Prints & Graphics64A$467 N/A

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