1585-1593 / Watercolor over graphite, touched with white / 9 3/4”x6” / British Museum, London
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c.1776 / Oil on panel / 30 1/2”x48” / National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729) made the first European discovery of Easter Island on Easter Day, April 5, 1722. Fifty-two years later, William Hodges travelled as draughtsman on Captain James Cook’s second voyage to the South Pacific.
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