Louis Auguste de Sainson (After) Edouard Hostein (Lithographer) Victor Adam (Lithographer) A Bès (Printer)

Ancienne Maison de campagne de Koro-Koro, prés Kahou-wéra. (Nouvelle Zélande), [Former country house of Korokoro, near Kahuwera (New Zealand)]

Ancienne Maison de campagne de Koro-Koro, prés Kahou-wéra. (Nouvelle Zélande), [Former country house of Korokoro, near Kahuwera (New Zealand)] by Louis Auguste de Sainson, Edouard Hostein, Victor Adam, A Bès

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This view is of Paroa Bay in the Bay of Islands and relates to another plate from the voyage in the collection - Vue interieure du Pa de Kahouwera (Nouvelle Zelande) (1967/23/3). According to the Turnbull Library Korokoro was the chief of the area, who had died in 1823 - several years prior to the arrival of the French explorers. Three Māori stand in the foreground actively engaged in conversation, behind them the houses referred to in the title can be seen. A boat is pulled up on the shore line, presumably the Astrolabe, and figures can be seen on the beach nearby. The lithograph beautifully captures the atmospheric conditions with penumbral rays illuminating the scene as the clouds break.

Title
Ancienne Maison de campagne de Koro-Koro, prés Kahou-wéra. (Nouvelle Zélande), [Former country house of Korokoro, near Kahuwera (New Zealand)]
Artist/creator
Production date
1833
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
327 x 419 mm
Inscription
J.Tastu.Editeur. Hostein Lith. Fig par V.Adam. Lith.A.Bes. 55.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2006
Accession no
2006/3/2
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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