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England 1751 – 1793

Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state. 1789
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 sepia ink, from one plate 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 published in 'Views of the South Seas' according to Joppien and Smith (1987).
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right corner in black pencil, 'F'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '23786 / from / 22856 [text bordered by lines on the left, top and right]'.
Dimensions: printed image 28.9 h x 41.5 w cm printed image and text 41.5 w cm plate-mark 32.8 h x 45.1 w cm sheet 35.3 h x 47.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.11
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.