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John WEBBER

England 1751 – 1793

Maria PRESTEL

Germany 1747 – England 1794

aquatintist

  • England from 1786

View in Matavai, Otaheite. 1788
Collection Title: Webber, John. 'Proofs for "Views of the South Seas" '. London and Frankfurt: the artist and C.E.G. Prestel, 1788-1820.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, soft-ground etching, hard-ground etching and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre, image of bird with four leaf clover above in a two storey church.
Edition State: published state
Impression: first issue
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right corner in black pencil, 'H'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'Tahiti / RSS/- / 140 [crossed out] 2026 [within square]'.
Dimensions: printed image 25.0 h x 38.5 w cm printed image and text 38.5 w cm plate-mark 29.4 h x 43.1 w cm sheet 29.4 h x 43.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.1
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.