C1839

Male & Female New Zealanders Chief of New Zealand.

Very rare early etching of Maoris. The pose and clothing of the man are likely to be derived from the central figure of Hongi Hika in James Barry’s [“The Rev Thomas Kendall and the Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato. … Read Full Description

$A 650

S/N: MPOS-036-NZ–386551
(C039)
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Full Title:

Male & Female New Zealanders Chief of New Zealand.

Date:

C1839

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching

Image Size: 

125mm 
x 88mm

Paper Size: 

180mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
Male & Female New Zealanders Chief of New Zealand. - Antique Print from 1839

Genuine antique
dated:

1839

Description:

Very rare early etching of Maoris. The pose and clothing of the man are likely to be derived from the central figure of Hongi Hika in James Barry’s [“The Rev Thomas Kendall and the Maori chiefs Hongi Hika and Waikato. 1820”]. The seated woman has curly hair and is seen in right profile. She is clothed in a loose fabric cloak or robe and her left breast is exposed. reference: https://natlib.govt.nz/records/23101327

References:
Butler, Printed Images in Colonial Australia 1801-1901, p. 69-70
Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, 2390
Kerr, Dictionary of Australian Artists p.134-135

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: Accession no 2009.1108.36
National Library New Zealand: RefA-442-003

John Black Carmichael (1811 - 1857)

Carmichael was a painter, etcher, art teacher and engraver. Despite being 'deaf and dumb', a distinguishing handicap often mentioned in relation to his work, Carmichael was nevertheless regarded as one of the most competent engravers in Sydney. He is also notable for having been one of the earliest free emigrant artists to pursue a lifelong professional career in New South Wales.

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