Various artists :[Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands; Otago chief of Amsterdam Island; and two other portraits. 1773-1777. Plate] 79.
- 1777 - 1810 - 1830
- Webber, John, 1751-1793; Hill, Julian, active 1996-2009
Shows two paints of portraits, each of the four taken from different sources, including works by John Webber and William Hodges. Upper left shows Fatafehi Poulaho wearing a fan-shaped feathered headdress. Beside him at top right is a man with bare sholders and a cloth wrapped around his torso. At lower left is a reproduction if Hodges' "Otago, chief of Amsterdam Island (Tongatabu), and beside him at lower right is a woman based on both Webber's "Woman of Eua" and his "Portrait of Poedua" (of Raiatea or Ulietea); she had cloth wrapped around her below the breasts, a necklace and arm tattoo.
From an unknown Italian publication. One of the etchers was Angelo Biasioli, 1790-1830.
Cook was in Tongatapu and Raiatea in 1777, on his third voayge.
Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Carlo Bottigella ft.
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).
Physical Description: Handpainted aquatint, plate 275 x 200 mm on loose page, 340 x 243 mm.
Provenance: Purchased by the vendor from a dealer in Washington DC.
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- 1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Aquatints, Watercolours, Ethnographic illustrations, Handpainted aquatint, plate 275 x 200 mm on loose page, 340 x 243 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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