C1777

The Landing at Erramanga one of the New Hebrides. (Eromanga)

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Cook discovered Eromanga, Vanuatu, on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Landing at Erramanga one of the New Hebrides. (Eromanga)

Date:

C1777

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Engraver:

J.K.Sherwin 

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 237mm

Paper Size: 

490mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Landing at Erramanga one of the New Hebrides. (Eromanga) - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty
sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other later
copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually
smaller and inferior in quality.

Cook discovered Eromanga, Vanuatu, on 4 August 1774, landing at present day Polenia Bay, and was met by a large group of hostile natives.

CookII, ii, p.46

References; Beddie 1381-62, p.269, Joppien pl.87, p.95

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.

Biography:

William Hodges (1744-1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith from St. James’ 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, returning on 29 July 1775.

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