A Family in Dusk(sic) Bay, New Zealand

A Family in Dusk(sic) Bay, New Zealand

Antique Print Gallery

$90.00

William Hodges was the artist aboard the Resolution, Capt. James Cook's ship on his Second Voyage (1772–1775). The picture shows a Maori male carrying a taiaha (spear) and with a club (mere) on a belt around his waist. He is accompanied by four Maori women. They are surrounded by dense vegetation. Many copies of Hodges' drawings were made and I have not been able to find the origin of this one.

Artist William Hodges
Date 1784
Dimensions (mm) 337 x 196
Engraver Unknown
Place Unknown
Condition Clear impression. Clear print mark. Quite a dark copy.