Hardcover, Very Good
1982. Reed. Second. Hard Cover. Book-VG. Dj-VG. 12x10. 212pp. Profuse colour & b/w plates. In 1769 Cook's 'Endeavour' was off Tolago Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Here Sydney Parkinson, an English painter engaged by Banks to record botanical discoveries, made a pen-and-wash study of 'A Perforated Rock'. This work is the starting-point of this 200-year survey of New Zealand painting, which concludes with Brent Wong's 'Abandoned Settlement' (1969), a title that is itself a silent commentary on the two centuries that separate it from Parkinson's sketch.