Webber, John, 1751-1793 :A view in Annamooka, one of the Friendly Isles. Drawn and Etch'd by J. Webber. Aquatinta by M. C. Prestel. London, Pub.d by J. Webber, 1787.

Webber, John, 1751-1793 :A view in Annamooka, one of the Friendly Isles. Drawn and Etch'd by J. Webber. Aquatinta by M. C. Prestel. London, Pub.d by J. Webber, 1787.
Date
1777
By
Webber, John, 1751-1793; Prestel, M C, active 1780s
Ref
PUBL-0080-189
Description
A thatched shelter in a clearing in Nomuka, Tonga. Inside the shelter, a seated woman is playing a nose flute, with a man seated on her left, a folded cloth on the ground beyond him. In front of the shelter a standing man is facing the group. To the left, a taro plant is growing, with a banana palm to the left of the shelter and a coconut palm behind it, as well as other larger trees. A small family group is in the middle distance on the right. A print probably intended by Webber for inclusion in his Views of the South Seas (London, 1809), but not finally included. The print is a rare one, (Joppien Smith no. 3.44A) although there are known hand-coloured copies in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, the National Library of Australia, Canberra and the the British Museum, London, the latter with publication date Feb 1 1788. A coloured etching without aquatint of the same scene is also in the British Museum and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven has a squared-up pencil drawing for the print (Joppien Smith no 3.44) Other Titles - Nomuka, Tonga Extended Title - From: Plates to Cook's voyages. Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Vol II. [London, various publishers, ca 1800 Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Aquatint, 255 x 402 mm (image), 296 x 432 mm (plate mark)
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Aquatints, Albums, Aquatint, 255 x 402 mm (image), 296 x 432 mm (plate mark)
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