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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 Whatman paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper right edge, 'WHATMAN'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: first issue
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper right above image in black pencil, '15'. inscribed lower left corner in black pencil, '145701'. inscribed lower right edge in black pencil, 1. Novr [superscript] 1788.'. inscribed lower right corner in black pencil, '14571 / B'. inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, '21 Dec.r [superscript] 1950.'.
Dimensions: printed image 36.1 h x 27.0 w cm printed image and text 27.0 w cm plate-mark 43.2 h x 31.7 w cm sheet 59.4 h x 41.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.488.25
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2016.