C1785

Une Femme De Oonalashka.

From the French edition of Cook’s voyages.  Portrait of an Aleut woman from Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Alaska made on Cook’s first visit, 28 June to 2 July, 1778. ‘They [the women of Unalaska] have two holes in their under-lip in … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Une Femme De Oonalashka.

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

205mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Une Femme De Oonalashka. - Antique Print from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

From the French edition of Cook’s voyages. 

Portrait of an Aleut woman from Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Alaska made on Cook’s first visit, 28 June to 2 July, 1778.

‘They [the women of Unalaska] have two
holes in their under-lip in which they wear a kind of ornament made of
white stone, which in turn up & appear something like whiskers, they
have likewise a string of beads which is made fast to the gristle of
the nose & hangs down to their Chins, by these & the Tattawing
of their Faces they are distinguished from the men as well as by their
dress, the Seal Skin Frock being worn by them only & the Bird skin
Frock & Fish Gut by the Men.’ Cook Journals III, 2, 1143.

John Webber (1752 - 1793)

Official artist on Cook's third and last voyage. The reasons for the voyage were to return Omai and explore the possibility of a north-west passage along the North American continent. Webber was required to "give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written description." Webber's oeuvre from the voyage was the most comprehensive record of sights in the Pacific region ever produced.

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