C1800

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

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

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 … Read Full Description

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S/N: APSAL-008-ABO-BW–183323
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Full Title:

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

Date:

C1800

Artist:

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Condition:

Small repaired hole in left hand side margin, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

440mm 
x 300mm
AUTHENTICITY
Homme du Cap de Diemen. Finau, Chef des Guerriers de Tongatabou. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

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”

Artist:

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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