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Réception à Diely, Timor, 1818 [picture] / Jacques Arago
Bib ID 5016825
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Arago, J. (Jacques), 1790-1855
 
Online Versions
Description 1818 
1 painting : watercolour & ink on paper ; 28.5 x 34.8 cm. 
Summary

Rose de Freycinet in "all the finery I had" accompanies Louis on a ceremonial occasion in Dili, East Timor on the expedition of the Uranie. The image depicts Rose stepping ashore to be greeted by the Portuguese Governor, Don Jose Pinto Alcoforado d'Azevedo e Souza and is as described in Rose's journal, "The Governor was present with all of his staff. When I stepped ashore he gave me his hand and invited me to share with him the shade of a huge parasol carried by a Timorese slave dressed in strange clothes. A similar parasol was held over Louis' head". Arago's version shows a less than dignified view of an officer upended in the bow of the longboat and demonstrates his wit and humour. The official version of the scene in the narrative of the voyage, depicts a formal occasion and where Rose is absent from the scene.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer from inscription.

Inscriptions: "Timor"--In ink above image; "Réception à Diely"--In ink below image.

Condition: Stained, foxing, soiled.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138059498

Also available as a print: Ile Timor, reception a Diely, PIC U8139/a NK4380 LOC NL shelves 49

Related Material Painting of the landing in Dili, East Timor: Ile Timor, vue de notre premier debarquement a l'etablissement portugais de Dille / J. Alphonse Pellion; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC T228 NK6063/F LOC Box A42. 
Source of Acquisition Purchased from Hordern House, Sydney, 2010. Catalogue: Captian Louis de Freycinet and his voyages to the Terres Australes, lot 69. 
Subjects Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842 -- Pictorial works.  |  Freycinet, Rose Marie de, -1832 -- Pictorial works.  |  Sailors -- France -- Pictorial works.  |  Dili (Indonesia) -- Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Freycinet, Rose Marie de, -1832. Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet
Exhibited Exhibited: Treasures Gallery, National Library of Australia, 17A April, 2017 

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