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John WEBBER

England 1751 – 1793

A Toopapaoo of a Chief, with a priest making his offering to the Morai, in Huoheine. 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, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: early issue
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: This image more closely follows Webber’s original drawing and is oriented the same way, whereas the print (bearing the same title) first issued in 1789 and later in 1809 is reversed. There are various differences between the images, for example the arrangement of stones beneath the Toopapaoo.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '25506 [within square]'.
Dimensions: printed image 28.2 h x 41.4 w cm sheet 29.0 h x 42.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.14
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.