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Ernest Goupil (1814-1840)
Ernest Goupil (1814-1840)

Entree de la rivière de Paiou, ile Vanikoro

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Ernest Goupil (1814-1840)
Entree de la rivière de Paiou, ile Vanikoro
signed and dated 'E. Goupil, 1838' (lower left), and inscribed as titled on mount
pencil on paper
unframed
9 5/8 x 16in. (24.5 x 40.7cm.)

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Goupil was the official artist on Dumont d'Urville's expedition to the South Pole and Oceania on the French Navy corvettes Astrolabe and Zelée. After visiting Patagonia, the Antarctic, the South Pacific, the East Indies and northern Australia, he died in Hobart on 1 January 1840 from dysentery contracted in Sumatra, and was replaced as artist on the voyage by the expedition surgeon Louis Le Breton.

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