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An engraving of a landscape along an ocean coast, with large sculptures to the left, a large rocky outcrop to the right, and a partial skeleton in the center.

An engraving of a landscape along an ocean coast, with a large rocky outcrop to the right of the image. The rocks are covered in shrubs and plants. On the grassy ground below, the top half of a human skeleton lies face down. Three bones are scattered on the ground next to it. Along the coast to the left, a semi-nude male figure stands next to two large sculptures, with one sculpture fragment laying on the ground between them.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
William Woollett, British (Maidstone, England 1735 - 1785 London, England)
After William Hodges, British (1744-1797)
Monuments in Easter Island
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Etching and engraving
Etching and engraving
sheet:: 28.3 × 45 cm (11 1/8 × 17 11/16 in.)
frame: 43.2 × 58.4 cm (17 × 23 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with Additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985
Object Number
European and American Art

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Exhibition History

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