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Ricky Maynard

Ricky Maynard
Mission - Portrait of a Distant Land 2005/08
silver gelatin print on paper, unframed; edition 10
44 x 44 cm (image size); 71 x 69 cm (overall, framed size)

$5,500

cat.18

“As you expressed I wish to be acquainted with some of the natives, if you will dine with me tomorrow you will oblige me by christening a fine native boy who I have. Unfortunately poor boy, his father and mother were killed. He is about two years old”.

3rd May 1804 letter of invitation from Mountgarret to the Rev. Robert Knopwood for his first direct contact with a Tasmanian Aborigine, a surviving infant from the Risdon massacre