C1825

Iles Sandwich: Maisons de Kraimokou, Premier Ministre du Roi; Fabrication des Etoffes.

Artist:

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796–1868 - 1868)

View showing the Houses of Kraimokou, Prime Minister of the King of Hawaii. The chief is standing dressed in ceremonial dress while a woman is beating tapa cloth. In the foreground is the Olo board, the largest of the Hawaiian … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Iles Sandwich: Maisons de Kraimokou, Premier Ministre du Roi; Fabrication des Etoffes.

Date:

C1825

Artist:

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796–1868 - 1868)

Condition:

Crease in lower margin not affecting engraved image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
Iles Sandwich: Maisons de Kraimokou, Premier Ministre du Roi; Fabrication des Etoffes. - Antique Print from 1825

Genuine antique
dated:

1825

Description:

View showing the Houses of Kraimokou, Prime Minister of the King of Hawaii. The chief is standing dressed in ceremonial dress while a woman is beating tapa cloth. In the foreground is the Olo board, the largest of the Hawaiian surfboards, which were reserved for royalty and could range in size from 1.8m to 8m. Freycinet sighted Hawaii on 5 August 1819 and dropped anchor in Kealakekua Bay three days later. Kamehameha I, the first king of a unified Hawaii had just died and according to Hawaiian custom, his palace was burned to ashes and pigs were slaughtered for the funeral. As a result, Freycinet was initially unable to supply his ships with provisions. During the one month stay, the artists were able to provide a unique record of island life prior to European settlement. These engraved images are amongst the finest prints ever made during the period of the great voyages of exploration.

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