1775 The Kangaroo - Sydney Parkinson - George Stubbs



The Kangaroo

Sketched by Sydney Parkinson onboard HMS Endeavour during Captain Cook's first voyage in 1770

Sydney Parkinson was Captain Cook's official artist on on the Endeavour, and sketched the kangaroo while getting repairs near Cooktown.  Naturist Sir Joseph Banks was also present on the Endeavour and commissioned George Stubbs to paint the Kangaroo after a skin was sent back to Brittain.  The result is the infamous oil painting, "the Kongouro from New Holland" by George Stubbs.

Engraving, Uncolored
Sheet Size 3.25 x 5.4 inches
Publisher: George Robinson, London
VG+ condition

Sydney Parkinson

George Robinson (1737-1801), was a London based book publisher. (ref: Wikisource)