This is an original 1900 halftone print of an illustration by the artist C. J. Praetorius of a wooden carved stern of a war canoe and a carved handclub of Maori wood carving inspiration. Maori woodworking had many influences from eastern Polynesian artwork due to Maori ancestry starting in Polynesia.
This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 11 inches; 20 x 28 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Praetorius, C. J. . Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: whittle, whittling, drawing, sketch, art, culture, cultural, ancient, canoeing, vessel, boat, decor, decorative, ornate, weapon, club, ancient, history, historical