(b. 1848, Paris, d. 1903, Atuona, Hiva Oa, French Polynesia)

Parahi Te Marae (The Sacred Mountain)

Watercolour, 185 x 229 mm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

This composition is probably a complete invention of a mythic place of ancient sacrifice to a lost god. There exists a larger, more detailed painting of similar subject in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.