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 :[The Revd. J. Waterhouse superintending the landing of the missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand. Designed and engraved by G. Baxter. London, 1844]
Date
1844
By
Baxter, George, 1804-1867; Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881; Osborne, Mona Martha, -1955; Brown, Charles Carlino, 1820-1901
Ref
B-088-004
Description

Shows the ship Triton offshore 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.

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, which 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, which are probably supposed to be flax. The shape of Mt Taranaki is likely to be based on Charles Heaphy's early pictorial records, or on engravings after his drawings

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Coloured Baxter print 292 x 394 mm

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1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Baxter prints, Portraits, Coloured Baxter print 292 x 394 mm
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