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View in Krakatau; a hut in a clearing beneath a plantain tree, a figure at left
Brush drawing in grey wash, with pen and grey ink and watercolour, over graphite
- Production date
- 1770 (c.)
Height: 355 millimetres
Width: 269 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A study for Webber's soft-ground etching 'The Plantain Tree, in the isalnd of Cracatoa' of 1788 (BM impression 1872,0713.562). A preliminary study for this composition made in situ while accompanying Captain Cook in 1780 is in the National Library of Australia (Joppien and Smith, no. 3.413, p. 618)
Lit.: R. Joppien and B. Smith, 'The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages, Volume Three, Yale UP, 1988, no. 3.414
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1969, BM, 'Royal Academy Draughtsmen 1769-1969', no.324
1987 Feb 5 - May 25, BM, 'An A-Z of P&D'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Transferred from Department of Ethnography.
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