Georg Schifko: Zur antikisierenden Darstellung australischer Aborigines in einem Kupferstich aus Sydney Parkinsons Bericht von der ersten Weltumsegelung James Cooks


As a result of James Cook's first circumnavigation of the world, a copper engraving based on a drawing of Sydney Parkinson depicting two Aborigines in an attacking pose was created. In this short article it will be shown that the so-called tyrant-slayers of Kritios and Nesiotes probably served as models for the antic poses of the Aborigines that are depicted on the engraving.

[Australia, Aborigines, Tyrant-Slayers of Kritios and Nesiotes, James Cook, Sydney Parkinson, Copperplate]