Joshua REYNOLDSJohann JACOBÉJohn BOYDELL, Omai, a native of the island of Utietea Enlarge 1 /1

Joshua REYNOLDS

England 1723 – 1792

print after

Johann JACOBÉ

Austria 1733 – 1797

engraver

  • Australia, England

John BOYDELL

Dorrington, North Shopshire, England 1720 – London, England 1804

publisher

Omai, a native of the island of Utietea 1 September 1780 Place made: Cheapside, London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper mezzotint, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: medium weight smooth off-white paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right corner in black pencil, '3192'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, '26 [upside down] / 812/031 $7,500 framed in black pencil'. Inscribed verso lower right corner in black pencil, 'P/+/+ / on approval [upside down]'. Inscribed verso lower right corner in black pencil, 'L 1 cal [illegible]'. Inscribed verso lower centre in black pencil, 'P'. Inscribed verso centre, '[illegible initials upside down]'.
Dimensions: printed image 57.0 h x 38.2 w cm sheet 57.2 h x 38.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.109
Subject: Australia, Art period: Pre-European settlement, to 1778 Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
Provenance:
  • The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, April 2009;
  • From the catalogue, 'Captain James Cook: The great Explorer: The Robert and Mary Anne Parks Collection, Sydney: Hordern House Rare Books, July 2008, cat., no.61.