- 1800 - 1810
- Parkinson, Sydney, 1745-1771; Piron, Jean, active 1791-1794
Shows a scene depicting three Maori men at water's edge (or possibly two men and a woman). One of the men is standing and gestures toward the prow of a waka. He wears a traditional cloak, carries a taiaha and a patu tucked into his clothing. The other man sits on the ground, and also wears a cloak. The woman (or the third man) stands, wearing a cloak adorned with a bone clasp and long, drop earrings, and holds a kete
Trimmed inside plate marks
The figure of the man with the taiaha is based on Sydney Parkinson's 'A journal of a voyage to the South Seas'. London, 1784, plate 16, opposite page 90 (PUBL-0037-16). The figure that appears to be female is taken from Piron's 'Jeune sauvage de la Nouvelle Zeelande', in the 'Atlas du voyage a la recherche de la Perouse'. No. 25. [Paris, 1800] (PUBL-0057-25). The original drawing was purportedly of a young man, although the figure has also been rendered elsewhere as female (PUBL-0172-2-136), in 'The world in miniature' (Paris, 1824)
Other Titles - New Zealander [translation]
Extended Title - From: Chapter 48 of 'Die Landen und Volker der Erde' (Leipzig: Gerhard Fleischer dem Jungern, 1815) (1st ed.), facing p.432. Engraved by J A C Lohr
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).
Physical Description: Hand-coloured engraving, image 149 x 86 mm, on sheet 197 x 115 mm
Provenance: Purchase: Antiquarian Art, Lower Hutt, September 2012
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- 1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Portraits, Hand-coloured engraving, image 149 x 86 mm, on sheet 197 x 115 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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