C1777

Family in Dusky Bay, New Zealand.

Rare c.18th engraving of a Maori family at Dusky Bay, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage and the first and most superior issue of this engraving. Cook arrived at Dusky Bay on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Family in Dusky Bay, New Zealand.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

355mm 
x 215mm

Paper Size: 

425mm 
x 286mm
AUTHENTICITY
Family in Dusky Bay, New Zealand. - Antique View from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare c.18th engraving of a Maori family at Dusky Bay, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage and the first and most superior issue of this engraving.

Cook arrived at Dusky Bay on 26 March 1773, where he rested his men and feasted on abundant fish after three months of intense cold in Antarctic waters. William Hodges produced some of his finest works of the voyage here.

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. London 1777

References:
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970: 1381-51, p.269.
Joppien,R. & Smith, B. The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages; Vol. I, II & III. Melbourne 1985-1987: pl.27, ill. p.30.


Collections:
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand: Registration Number 1992-0035-1773
Auckland Art Gallery Toiotamaki: Accession no 1961/1/2
National Library Australia: Bib ID 562541
British Museum London: Museum number 2016,2097.1
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3404.006
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERSAFE/PXD 11 / VOL 6.32

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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