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Australische volkertypen

Date: 1892 - 1895
Dimensions:
Overall: 248 x 152 mm, 0.005 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Lithograph
Object No: 00017952
Related Place:Samoa, Australia, Tonga, Leipzig, New Zealand, New Ireland, Caroline Islands, New Britain,

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    Description
    A lithograph by German artist Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel titled 'Australische volkertypen' (Types of people from Australia). The picture depicts 14 people from various locations throughout the Pacific.

    Orginally published in 'Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon'.
    SignificanceAlthough the Age of Exploration was past, the age of scientific debate was still raging and theories such as Darwinism and evolution were hotly contested. The world was still seen through the lens of colonialism and indigenous peoples throughout the globe as subjects to be studied within the framework of 'types'.
    HistoryGustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel (1839 - 1893) was a German artist who became well known for his drawings of nature in encylopedic publications. He took a great interest in photography and was a member of many socities such as the German Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory and the Association of Berlin artists.

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