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Engraving, hand-colored (later). Engraved by C. [Charles] Grignion after S. [Samuel] Wale. 29x19 cm (11½x7½"), matted and framed under glass. Published in Millar's New Complete Universal System of Geography.
Depiction: Native men and women meet with James Cook aboard the Resolution (or Adventure), with the Union Jack fluttering above in 1773 or 1774.
Historical context: Cook visited Tahiti in 1773 and 1774 during his second voyage. It is not certain which of the two visits is depicted in this engraving.
The artist Samuel Wale an English historical painter and book illustrator was one of the original members of the Society of Artists of Great Britain. The engraver Grignion was born in London to Huguenot refugees. He was a prolific historical engraver and book illustrator. In 1754, his son Charles Grignion the Younger was born. His son, in turn, became a history and portrait painter. There in no indication of which did the engraving.
Condition: Apparently without flaw; not examined out of the attractive frame.
This print - fairly scarce by itself - was not found available or in an instruction hand-colored.
REF: mediatheque-polynesie[org]: A-111-141; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Title: A Chief and other Natives of O-Taheitee visiting Capt. Cook in his Second Voyage to the Southern Hemisphere Illustration: Engraved by C. Grignion after S. Wale. Publisher: 1782 Binding: No Binding Book Condition: Very Good Jacket Condition: None Issued Type: Print lb: 3.00 lb Seller ID: 009784
Illustration: Engraved by C. Grignion after S. Wale.
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009784