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England 1751 – 1793

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

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower centre edge in black pencil, '[arrow pointing downwards] this appears in "Webber's Plates" but / as published by Boydill in 1809'. inscribed lower right edge in black pencil, '1. Augt 1788.'. inscribed lower right corner in black ballpoint pen, 'I'. inscribed upper right corner in black pencil, 'pl XIII / 13'. inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'The colouring of this plate is much more / carefully executed then that in the volume / of Webber's Plates, + it may have been done / by Webber himself. The detail appears / different'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'A.W.F Fuller. / 19 March 1915'.
Dimensions: printed image 27.7 h x 41.3 w cm printed image and text 41.3 w cm plate mark 32.8 h x 45.3 w cm sheet 35.6 h x 48.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.19
  • Collection of Captain A.W.F. Fuller (29 March 1882 – 13 December 1961), from at least 19 March 1915 [?] [see inscription verso lower right].
  • Fuller was a British anthropologist who amassed an exceptional collection of South Pacfic materials between 1915 and 1958, which were later donated to the Field Museum, Chicago.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.