Homme du Cap de Diemen. Finau, Chef des Guerriers de Tongatabou.


Title:
Homme du Cap de Diemen. Finau, Chef des Guerriers de Tongatabou.
Date:
C1800
Artist:
Jean Hubert Piron (1767-1796)
Image Size:
300mm x 440mm (11.81" x 17.32")
Condition:
Small repaired hole in left hand side margin, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 195
Stock Number:
APSAL 008 ABO BW (KITG) (C004)
Description:

Two images on the one sheet, the one on the left of a Tasmanian aboriginal man and the other of a Tongan native. Historically important engraving of the Tasmanian aborigines depicted as noble savages. This concept was proposed by the Enlightenment philosopher Rousseau in his, Discourse on Inequality (1754) From, Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere (1755-1834), "Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse"

Biography:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767-1796)

Piron was a painter and naval draughtsman. Little is known of this artist who is best remembered by his significant contribution Australia 's fauna, flora and ethnography.

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