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Thomas Muir Huntershill Etching John Kay

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Thomas Muir of Huntershill


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Antique print relating to Australia


19th century impression of an engraving originally dating to 1793. Thomas Muir was the most celebrated of Australia's first political prisoners, five men who became known as the 'Scottish Martyrs'. Campaigning for parliamentary reform, they were sentenced in Scotland for sedition in 1793-94 and transported to Sydney in 1794 and 1795. John Kay was a Scottish caricaturist and engraver. His portraits were collected by Hugh Paton and published under the title 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes', Edinburgh, 1838.

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artist John Kay (1742-1826)
method Etching
date C1838 (originally 1814)
size 110mm by 65mm (platemark)
SKU AU7492