C1777

Untitled, "A Toupapow with a corpse on it attended by the chief mourner in his habit of ceremony."

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

A very rare proof plate from Cook’s second voyage account. Occasionally proof plates of engravings used in the published accounts are found and usually within composite albums. This indicates that “proofs” of the prints were offered for sale and purchased … Read Full Description

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S/N: COOK2E-PI-TAH-045-PROOF–223499
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Full Title:

Untitled, “A Toupapow with a corpse on it attended by the chief mourner in his habit of ceremony.”

Date:

C1777

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

Engraver:

William Woollett 
(1735 – 
1785)

Condition:

Cropped at top and sides to image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 216mm
AUTHENTICITY
Untitled, "A Toupapow with a corpse on it attended by the chief mourner in his habit of ceremony." - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

A very rare proof plate from Cook’s second voyage account.
Occasionally proof plates of engravings used in the published accounts are found and usually within composite albums. This indicates that “proofs” of the prints were offered for sale and purchased individually to collectors who would place them in albums of engravings of the period. The proof is identified by the following differences to the published version 1. Richness of the black engraved lines 2. Untitled 3. Very fine engraved artist and engravers information below the image at lower left and right, unlike the published version found in the accounts which has bold lettering.

Biography:

William Hodges (1744-1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James’s 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 theResolutionand left Plymouth on 13 July and returned on 29 July 1775.

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