Jacques Marie Eugène Marescot-Duthilleul

France, b.1809, d.1839

Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot

France, b.1810, d.1866 (Lithographer)

Peha, Chef du District d'Opoulou/Le Fils de Peha

  • 1842
  • Lithograph
  • Purchased 2019
  • 380 x 530mm
  • 2019/028

Jacques Marescot-Duthilleul’s double portrait of chief Pe’a and his son was published in France in 1842, from sketches made during a six-day visit to Apia on Upolu, Samoa in 1838. Pe’a was matai (principal chief) of Apia, recorded in captain Dumont d’Urville’s journal as ‘Pea-Pongui’. Tragically, Marescot-Duthilleul died during the return voyage in 1839.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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