Honolulu: Manoa Heritage Center, 2016. liv,198pp. Quarto. Black pictorial cloth, front board gilt. Profusely illustrated in color. Signed by Mary Cooke. New, in dust jacket. Item #WRCAM52858
A superb and extensively illustrated catalog of depictions of Hawaii from the collection of Sam and Mary Cooke selected and discussed by David W. Forbes, author of the authoritative bibliography on Hawaiian imprints. "Hawaii in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with particular focus on portrayal of the Hawaiian chiefs, is depicted by artists associated with voyages of exploration and art in the interest of science, including John Webber, Jacques Arago, Louis Choris, John Hayter, Alfred T. Agate, Titian Ramsay Peale, and J.G. Keulmans. Everyday life in mid-nineteenth century Hawaii is captured by August Borget, Enoch Wood Perry Jr., Edward Bailey, Paul Emmert, and George H. Burgess. Landscapes and portraits of emerging multi-cultural Hawaii are beautifully rendered by accomplished late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists Charles Furneaux, Joseph D. Strong, Jules Tavernier, D. Howard Hitchcock, Helen Whitney Kelley, Lionel Walden, Matteo Sandona, and by mid-twentieth century painters Lloyd Sexton and Peter Hurd." A wonderful reference.