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John WEBBER

England 1751 – 1793

View of the Harbour of Taloo, in the Island of Eimeo. 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 black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured in brush and watercolour wash Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper subsequently repaired with medium-weight smooth cream laid 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 for 'Views of the South Seas' according to Joppien and Smith (1987). It does not exactly correspond with Joppien and Smith who describe a different state of the colouring in brown and grey wash.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 28.0 h x 41.2 w cm printed image and text 41.2 w cm sheet 30.9 h x 43.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.12
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.