Image Unavailable


England 1751 – 1793

The Plantain Tree, in the Island of Cracatoa. 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 subsequently laid down on backing sheet of thin smooth off-white 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: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 36.3 h x 26.8 w cm sheet 41.8 h x 28.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.24
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House, Sydney, 2016.