Artist unkown :1. Metive de Manila; 2. Tagal; 3. Nouveau Zeelandais tatoue; 4. Carolin [Plate] 10. [1836?]
- 1836 - 1837
Four head and shoulder portrait of inhabitants of Pacific Islands, namely Manila, the Philippines, New Zealand and the Caroline Islands.
The tattooed New Zealand head is a copy of a self-portrait wooden bust carved by Hongi Hika in 1814. The bust is in Auckland Museum. It was published earlier in The missionary register (1816, p.524) and in Craik, G L. The New Zealanders (London, 1830, p. 147)
A first state, with the top left figure lacking a pendant on the chain she wears, the bottom right figure with three ornaments in his hair.
Other Titles - Mestizze von Manila; Tagal; Tatuirter Neuseelaender; Caroliner
Other Titles - Half-cast of Manila; Tagal; Tatooed New Zealander; Caroline Islander
Extended Title - From "Oceanie" by G.L. Domeny de Rienzi. Paris, Firmin Didot Freres, 1836-1837, plate 10.
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Black and white engraving, 154 x 101 mm (border) on cropped sheet 200 x 120 mm.
Provenance: Purchased from Antiquarian Art, Lower Hutt, in 2010.
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- 1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Ethnographic illustrations, Portraits, Black and white engraving, 154 x 101 mm (border) on cropped sheet 200 x 120 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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