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lieutenant shortland portrait engraving john keyse sherwin samuel shelley

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Lieu Shortland


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Original antique print


John Shortland (1739-1803) was appointed naval agent to the transports of the First Fleet in 1786. Shortland's squadron, the first to reach Botany Bay, arrived on 17 January 1788. Shortland remained at Port Jackson until 14 July, when he sailed for England in the Alexander, carrying the first dispatches of Governor Phillip to the secretary of state. From 'The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay ... to which are added, the journals of Lieuts Shortland, Watts [and others]...', published by Stockdale. Shelley was an English miniaturist and watercolour painter.

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artist John Keyse Sherwin (1751-1790) after Samuel Shelley (1750-1808)
method Stipple engraving
date 1789
size 255mm by 190mm (platemark)
SKU AU8135