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Creator:
Print made by James Caldwall, 1739–1819, British
after William Hodges, 1744–1797, British
Published by Thomas Cadell the elder, 1742–1802, British
and William Strahan, 1715–1785, British
Title:
Omai
Date:
1777
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches (31.8 x 22.5 cm), Plate: 10 13/16 x 7 9/16 inches (27.5 x 19.2 cm), and Image: 9 x 6 15/16 inches (22.8 x 17.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

collector's stamp of Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts, in brown ink, on back, lower right, in box: "YALE UNI | VERSITY | GALLERY | OF FINE | ARTS"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Drawn from Nature by W. Hodges."; lower center: "OMAI. | Published Feby. 1st. 1777, by Wm. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane, & Thos. Cadell, in the Strand, London."; lower right: "Engraved by J. Caldwall. | No. LVII."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Chauncey B. Tinker, B.A. 1899
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.741
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
curls | man | portrait | Tahitian
Associated People:
Omai (c.1753–1780)
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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William Hodges, RA (1744-1797) (Auckland Art Gallery: Toi o Tamaki, 2005-05-20 - 2005-07-31)

William Hodges, RA (1744-1797) (National Maritime Museum, 2004-07-06 - 2004-11-21)

William Hodges, RA (1744-1797) (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24)

Publications:
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Isabel Combs Stuebe, Life and works of William Hodges, , Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1979, pp. xii, 169, no. 121, fig. 91, NJ18 H646 S75 1979 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:36779
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