Baxter, George, 1804-1867 :[The Revd. J. Waterhouse superintending the landing of the missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand. Designed and engraved by G. Baxter. London, 1844]
- Baxter, George, 1804-1867
Shows ship the ship Triton offshore on the left, with a Maori canoe and a rowboat approaching the shore. Mr Creed is in the rowboat while Mrs Creed is being carried onto the beach on the shoulders of a group of Maori women. The Rev Waterhouse stands on shore, gesturing and surrounded by a large crowd of gesticulating Maori. Tree ferns and dense bush arise close to the shore and Mount Taranaki is in the background to the north
State: hand-coloured and trimmed close to image
Other: As Baxter never visited New Zealand there are several inaccuracies in the view, including the shape of Mount Taranaki and its position relative to the landing-spot. The landing was in New Plymouth, not on the coast south of the mountain as shown here. Several plants are more tropical in style than they should be, especially the broad-leafed low plants in the left foreground, probably supposed to represent flax. The shape of Mount Taranaki is likely to be based on Charles Heaphy's early pictorial representations.
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).
Physical Description: Coloured Baxter print 292 x 394 mm
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