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Drawings and Engravings

Douglas, Bronwen

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In March 1795 the naturalist La Billardière, who had been interned by the Dutch for more than a year as a republican sympathizer, prepared to leave Batavia en route to Europe. His fellow internee, the artist Piron, ‘begged’ him to accept a duplicate set of ‘the drawings of costume and landscape that he had made in the course of the campaign’.1 Piron did not return to France, perhaps because he was then ‘too sick’ to stand the long voyage. He evidently remained in the general region, since La...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195750

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