'John and George 2013 - after John Hunter 1789' was sold by Gould Galleries yesterday - the same day I delivered it to the gallery. My Sanctuary collection, which began with Queen Billie in 2010 for Sanctuary at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2012, and further developed as Sanctuary Too at Gould Galleries in 2013, is now complete - with the reinterpretation of Captain/Governor John Hunter's King parrot, painted in 1789. Hunter copied the bird from another first fleet artist, the more proficient George Raper, whose Emu I have also reinterpreted in reclaimed needlework. Below is a shot of the work installed in Rob Gould's upstairs gallery yesterday, in its beautiful frame built by the team at Chapman and Bailey; in the studio with the original image in the NLA book 'A Brush with Birds' by Penny Olsen; a detail of the hand of King George making his offering and; Hunter & Raper's original paintings - held in the National Library of Australia; final photos by Gavin Hansford. Also a photo by Michael Clayton-Jones to accompany an article by Louise Bellamy in The Age 1st January 2014.