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Omai a native of Ulaietea,
Omai a native of Ulaietea, Bought into England in the Year 1774, by Tobias Furneaux Esq,r Commander of his Majesty's Ship Adventure; Humbly Inscribed to the Right Hon.ble John Earl of Sandwichm First Commissioner for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Irelandl; &c. &c. &c. By his Lordship's most devoted humble Servant, Fra.s Bartolozzi.
N. Dance del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parl.t 25th Oct.r 1774.
Stipple with engraving. 545 x 330mm (21½ x 13"). Framed. Crease across image, slight damp staining, damage to lower platemark and inscription area. Unexamined out of frame.
A full-length portrait of Mai (c.1751-79, known in Britain as Omai), dressed in tapa cloth, with a feathered circlet in his right hand. The wooden pillow-stool in his left is now in the Musée de Tahiti et des Iles. Born on Ra'iatea, he fled to Tahiti where he was wounded in the encounter with Samuel Wallis' 'Dolphin'. He met both Wallis, and James Cook and Joseph Banks on Cook's First Voyage (1769), before travelling to England with Tobias Furneaux in 1773. He arrived at Portsmouth on 14 July 1774, and was feted as 'a noble savage', meeting the Earl of Sandwich and George III, and painted by Joshua Reynolds as well as Nathaniel Dance. He returned to Huahine with Cook in August 1777; in 1789 William Bligh was told that Omai had died two years later.
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First Exhibition held in the Museum, Sydney, N.S.W. 1855.
First Exhibition held in the Museum, Sydney, N.S.W. 1855. [Taken from a Daguerreotype by Gow, 348. George Street].
[Lithographed by F.C. Terry.]
[Sydney: John Degotardi, 1855.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 275 x 385mm (10¾ x 15¼"). Trimmed to image and laid on album paper. title excised and pasted separately, losing some text.
A view of the interior of the Australian Museum, Sydney, with an exhibition of the ‘natural and industrial products’ from New South Wales that were to be sent to the 1855 Paris Exposition. Although 'taken from a Daguerrotype' by James Gow (1823-88), the transfer of the image was done manually: photolithography arrived in Australia in 1859.
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