“Keep your pants on” The blue cup with Akaroa lighthouse represents the French explorer (Jean-François Langlois). In 1838 he paid a deposit for Akaroa to the Maoris which included, 2 cloaks, 6 pairs of trousers, 12 hats, 2 pairs of shoes, some pistols, axes and 2 shirts. He headed back to France to gather a group to assist him in developing Akaroa as a French colony. Unfortunately by the time he returned to New Zealand, the Maori’s had signed the Treaty of Waitangi with the British and a British flag was at Akaroa on their return. Fortunately due to some amicable negotiations between the French and the British, Langlois was still able to settle in Akaroa as planned. Blue Tea Cup - depicting the lighthouse at Akaroa, English Rose – to represent the British, “Maori ware” inspired by Royal Dalton cup.
Avaliable A3 or A4 printed on fine art paper and signed by artist, plus matt board.
New Zealand made
N.B the artworks are visually inspired by history and are not meant to be a factual representation of the history of New Zealand.