(England, Australia 1801 – 21 Aug 1878)
25.8 x 40.4 cm sight
Conrad Martens spent seven weeks sketching in Tahiti, en route to Sydney in 1835. Several of his Tahitian drawings were purchased in Sydney by Robert FitzRoy (1805-65) and used to illustrate the 2nd volume of his published narrative on the voyage of the Beagle.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006