Thomas R. Gould, a Bostonian sculpture artist that resided in Florence, Italy was first contacted in 1878 to create this statue. The purpose of it being to commemorate the 100 year arrival of Captain Cook to the Hawaiian Islands. Though Polynesian photographs were sent to base the statue off of, Gould still proceeded to give the artwork a more Romanesque resemblance. Sadly, the statue was not made in time, and when it was shipped off in 1883 to Hawaii, a catastrophe occurred and the original was lost in the depths of the ocean. Luckily, it was insured and a second cast was made. The original was later recovered and currently resides in the town of Hawi (HAW-vee) on the Big Island.
|Item Name||Buy Price||Sell Price||Available From|
|Great statue (New Leaf)||3,920||490||Crazy Redd|
|Great statue (New Horizons)||4,980||1,245||Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler|
Donation to the museum
After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the sculpture.
King Kamehameha IThomas Ridgeway Gould, circa 1883Bronze
A bronze sculpture of King Kamehameha I, who founded the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810. Traditionally, the sculpture is draped with many leis every year on June 11th.
In New Leaf
|The fake statue has a downward-faced palm and the genuine statue has an upward-facing palm.|
In New Horizons
|In New Horizons, the statue is always genuine.|
In Happy Home Designer
After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.
- Main article: King Kamehameha I on Wikipedia