C1784

A View of Monuments, & in Easter Island.

William Hodges c.18th view of the famous stone monuments of Easter Island. Cook visited the island 8 October 1773 to 16 March 1774. ‘Starting out in the morning from the anchorage at Hangaroa they crossed the isthmus to the eastern side … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A View of Monuments, & in Easter Island.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
A View of Monuments, & in Easter Island. - Antique View from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

William Hodges c.18th view of the famous stone monuments of Easter Island. Cook visited the island 8 October 1773 to 16 March 1774. ‘Starting out in the morning from the anchorage at Hangaroa they crossed the isthmus to the eastern side of the island, where overturned perhaps by an Earthquake. One of the standing ones had lost its hat. These pillars stand on a kind of pedestal or stone elevation’ (Foster 468-74)

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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