[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]
Hawaiian Artist.—Our famous artist of the Kanilehua rain sent a superb picture of a day of surfing in Hilo before the King [Lunalilo] while he was there. A gentleman who saw the painting remarked that it was indeed how the day of surfing was. Praise for our Hawaiian artist. If there was a copper plate engraver here, we would be able to print it in the newspaper.
[This must be talking about Joseph Nawahi. Does anyone know of this painting of surfing in Hilo?!]
(Kuokoa, 3/22/1873, p. 2)
an Internet search on “surf bathing” 1873 Hilo will pull up prints, but no painting