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HAWAII. - Tropical plantation scene.

Title: Tropical plantation scene.
Description: (No place, second half 19th century). Original watercolour. 10 x 12,5 cm.A beautuful watercolour which, for several reasons, probably depicts an island scene in Hawaii. A gracefully executed pandanus tree dominates the right foreground, balanced by the partiallly cloud-covered, sharply contoured volcanic mountain in the left background. In the left foreground, a female figure wearing a long skirt and long-sleeved blouse contemplates the water, while behind her in the left middleground are several other figures, one a fully clothed male figure working with a long digging stick. Slightly further behind these figures are two low western style buildings with simple triangular frames. The irrigation channel (similar to those of the Hanalei Valley taro fields on Kauai), the man working with a Polynesian form of digging stick, the style of the houses (similar to that found in Koloa, on Kauai), the volcanic backdrop, the coconut and pandanus trees, and the western style of clothing worn by the figures, all point to a Hawaiian location.

Keywords: America Hawaii Pacific prints

Price: EUR 935.00 = appr. US$ 1016.20 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 32839

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