Auction of rare portraits and views from Baudin’s voyage to Australia, 1800-1804

An extraordinary collection of original portraits and views from French explorer Nicolas Baudin’s voyage of discovery in 1800-1804, including rare and significant depictions of pre-settlement Indigenous Tasmanians, will be auctioned by Deutscher and Hackett, in association with Hordern House.

Deutscher and Hackett director, Chris Deutscher, said the early portraits and views are the most startling collection of voyage art to come onto the open market in many decades.

With a total auction estimate range of $4.0m – $5.5m for the 13 works, new records are expected to be set for both drawings and water-colours produced in Australia from any period.

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