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England 1751 – 1793

Boats of the Friendly Islands. 1791
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 and hard-ground etching, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured in brush and watercolour wash Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: first issue
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: This is the only recorded issue of this image other than the version later produced for 'Views of the South Seas'. The colouring does not exactly correspond with Joppien Smith, ‘(1987) who only identify coloured and, brown and grey wash states.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 28.5 h x 41.1 w cm printed image and text 41.1 w cm sheet 31.4 h x 43.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.8
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.