C1785

Femme de la Nouvelle Zelande

Rare engraving from the French edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. published (1778) the year after the English edition (1777). The title in the English versions was: Woman of New Zealand. Hodges made the portrait for this engraving … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Femme de la Nouvelle Zelande

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 210mm

Paper Size: 

205mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Femme de la Nouvelle Zelande - Antique Print from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Rare engraving from the French edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. published (1778) the year after the English edition (1777).

The title in the English versions was:

Woman of New Zealand.

Hodges made the portrait for this engraving at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand, on Cook’s first visit to the Sound, on his second voyage 12 May to 6 June 1773.

References; Beddie 1222, p.223, (Joppien 2.36A, ill.p.156 English edition)

From Cook, Voyage dans L’Hémisphère Austral, et Autour du Monde, fait sur les vaisseaux du Roi, L’Aventure, & La Résolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775.

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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