William HODGES

London, England 1744 – Brixham, England 1797

print after


Italy 1725 – England 1815


  • England from 1764

Man of Easter Island 1777 Title Notes: Voyage II
Page: plate 34
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper engraving and etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: working state
Impression: scratched-letter proof
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage and plate numbers upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2 [enclosed in circle] 34'. Inscribed lower centre of backing sheet in black pen and ink, 'Proof'.
Dimensions: printed image 22.6 h x 18.2 w sheet 23.3 h x 18.6 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.7 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.61
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English Portrait: male
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction, 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House, Sydney, 2013.