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Louis Serrurier after John Webber, William Hodges and Sydney Parkinson
Peoples of the Pacific


A very appealing “gallery of peoples of the Pacific”, hand-coloured and still very fresh

Artist: Louis Serrurier (German) after John Webber (1751-1793), William Hodges (1744-1797) and Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771)
Title: Peoples of the Pacific
Date: 1802
School: German, XIXth-century
Medium: hand-coloured etching
Dimensions: 230 x 175mm (plate), 232 x 179mm (sheet)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: in the plate upper left border <<Gallerie der Welt. IIIter B.>>, in the plate upper right border <<Taf. V.>>, in the plate letters a-q and corresponding identifications in German, in the plate lower left below the figure marked with and l <<Serrurier fecit aqua forte 1801>> printed in reverse (see image below)

Condition: good condition on laid paper with original hand-colouring. Plate 5 from the third volume of Gallerie der Welt ….. Berlin, 1802. The images of the people of the Pacific are based on earlier images by John Webber, William Hodges and Sydney Parkinson.
Provenance: Peter Wedde Antiques, Wellington, 1996