Engraved wood block "Drummond's Islander"

Description
Reuben S. Gilbert (about 1815–about 1850) engraved this printing block after a drawing, Drummond's Islander, from the Kingsmill Island group by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 45 of Volume V of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
relief
Date made
1845
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Gilbert, Reuben S.
original artist
Agate, A. T.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.193
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.193
subject
Natural Resources
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Wilkes
event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wilkes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Publication URL
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

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