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Charles Rodius

Billy Blue "The Old Commodore"

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Image is the same size as DL Pd 17, but plate size differs.
"That talented draftsman, Mr Rodius, has completed a most excellent picture of ... Billy Blue ... It is a copper plate engraving ...the likeness altogether is most remarkable." -- Sydney Gazette, 26 Jul. 1834, p. 2.


Printed at lower right "C Rodius / 1834". Publisher's imprint "Goddard. Publisher. Sydney"
Stamp, "W.D" in red ink, of Sir William Dixson, in lower left corner.