Magill watercolour and bodycolour, laid down 24 x 22cm (9 7/16 x 8 11/16in).
PROVENANCE: Sale, Christie's South Kensington, London 9 June 1988, lot 163 With Tim McCormick Rare Books, Woollahra
Richard Browne was a convict artist who painted popular images of native life. His studies of aborigines could be purchased from him in Sydney and were collected by travellers to the colony as mementos during the early years of the 19th century.
At least two other versions of the present lot are known; one inscribed Magil Corroberee Dance, and another inscribed Magill in the collection of the National Library of Australia.