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Louis Auguste de Sainson

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De Sainson, an artist who illustrated Dumont d'Urville's 'Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde' (1839 shows a Maori party hoeing up potatoes. Food is also being temporarily stored on a platform at the left of the picture De Sainson, artist on one of Dumont d'Urville's expeditions, sketched these Maori articles (1833): Dish and pounder (top), weapons (extreme right and left), fish-hooks (top right and left), greenstone ornament (centre), ear-rings (bottom, centre, right, and left) Dumont d'Urville's artist, de Sainson, captures the rhythm of a Maori dance on the 'Astrolabe' at Tolaga Bay. Men, women, and children all appear to be enjoying the fun of this dance! M. de Sainson — 268 La Corvette L'Astrolabe


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