In the age of exploration Europeans were enchanted with the exoticism of foreign lands and their peoples. Artists gladly fed the hunger for romantic notions of life in natural settings, and artistic licence was widespread. This image, ‘Girl of New Zealand’, is derived from an original engraving of a young man, by Piron, a French artist who visited in 1793.
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