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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

L. Le Breton

page 24

L. Le Breton

Le Breton was the artist on Dumont d'Urville's second voyage to New Zealand, 1837-1840. He visited Otago Harbour and spent four days there in 1840. His painting Mouillage d'Otago, Nouvelle Zelande is the earliest known picture of the south-east coast of New Zealand.

38            PORT OTAGO, 1840 (water colour)

Lent by the Hocken Library, Dunedin

39            MOUILLAGE D'OTAGO

(Illustration from d'Urville's 'Voyage to the South Pole,' Vol. 2)
Lent by the Alexander Tumbull Library, Wellington