Another Nawahi painting! 1877.

[Found under: “Na Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

The artist Joseph Nawahi was commissioned to accompany the Editor of the Kuokoa to paint the Lava at the seaside of Keei, and to send it to the Bookstore of Whitney.

[With the two paintings mentioned in the previous post, this makes at least three on the subject of lava done by Nawahi in 1877: one in Hilo, one at the volcano, and the last at Keei. None of them are known today! Anyone have any ideas?]

(Kuokoa, 3/10/1877, p. 2)

Ua kauohaia ke kaha kii...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVI, Helu 10, Aoao 2. Maraki 10, 1877.

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2 thoughts on “Another Nawahi painting! 1877.

  1. He mau kalena ko na mea a pau! Kahi haawina i ike ole ia e ka maka o na makamaka, a he hoihoi no ka ike ia ana kahi haawina a Mr. Nawahi ‘o ke kaha kii ‘ana hoi. Ua lilo aela ke kii manao (o ko’u kuanaike) no ua Mr. Nawahi kaulana nei…

  2. There was a painting discussed on that Hawaii segment of Antiques Roadshow. It was by a Hawaiian artist in the 1800s with a Big Island theme. The appraiser was saying that there were relatively few native Hawaiian artists so maybe it was the same artist?

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