This print shows a portrait of a man from Prince William Sound, a sound of the Gulf of Alaska on the south coast of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula. He wears traditional clothes, tatoos around the mouth, a stick in the nose and a hat.
Made by Robert Page after John Webber .
Medium: Etching / Engraving on wove paper.
Sheet size: 20.5 x 25.5 cm (8.07 x 10.04 inch). Image size: 12.5 x 18 cm. (4.92 x 7.09 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Tear in margin been restored. Waterstain in lower margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PORTRAIT-PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND-ALASKA-NATIVE AMERICAN-TRADITIONAL CLOTHES-JEWELRY-NOSE BONE-MAN | RB-A7-23
This attractive print was first published in “Modern and Authentic System of Universal Geography”, by George Alexander Cooke, originally published by C Cooke, London, 1807 The image was originally published in the report of the third voyage of Captain Cook this engraving by artist John Webber. .
Biography engraver: Robert Page was a British engraver.
Biography artist: John Webber (1752-1793) was the official artist for the third voyage of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). The purpose of this voyage was to discover the Northwest Passage and to explore the Pacific Ocean north of the Equator. Captain Cook was an extraordinary explorer known for discovering and mapping unknown territory and for his many contributions to the scientific world. This original engraving from Webber’s drawings and paintings are only a glimpse into this great man’s historical contributions that make him one of the greatest explorers of all times.