C1784

A Man of New Zealand. A Woman of New Zealand.

Portraits of a Maori man and woman based on William Hodges sketches and painting,  made at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand, on Cook’s first visit to the Sound, on his second voyage 12 May to 6 June 1773. From, Anderson, … Read Full Description

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S/N: ANACA-NZ-1784–298171
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Full Title:

A Man of New Zealand. A Woman of New Zealand.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Man of New Zealand. A Woman of New Zealand. - Antique View from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Portraits of a Maori man and woman based on William Hodges sketches and painting,  made at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand, on Cook’s first visit to the Sound, on his second voyage 12 May to 6 June 1773.

From, Anderson, A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World.

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James's Market London. They encouraged their son's talent for drawing and placed him in William Shipley's drawing school at Castle Court in the Strand. Joining Richard Wilson as an apprentice in 1758, he was required to assist his master 'in dead colouring and the forwarding of pictures'. A short period of study under Wilson and Cipriani at the Duke of Richmond's Gallery developed his style for classical composition. He was appointed artist on the Resolution and left Plymouth on 13 July 1772 and returned on 29 July 1775.

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