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An Offering before Capt Cook in the Sandwich Islands

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Prt.142

  • Title (object)

    • An Offering before Capt Cook in the Sandwich Islands
  • Description

    Print. A group of men seated in a circle on the ground, in front of a thatched roof building, Captain James Cook and three White men are seated at the head of the circle, and a man wearing a cloth wrap is offering Cook a pig, another man seated in the circle is holding a pig; two large cloaked wooden carvings are behind the White men, and a small fire is next to the circle of men; another man is kneeling on the edge of the circle of men eating some food; trees are in the background.1785.
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1785
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38.6 centimetres
    • Width: 54.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        Drawn by J. Webber. The landscape Engd by Middiman. The Figures by Hall.
        An OFFERING before CAPT. COOK, in the SANDWICH ISLANDS.
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of print
      • Inscription Content

        OC.50B
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        60
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
  • Curator's comments

    Published in: Cook, James & King, James (1785) "Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery , in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780." In three volumes. and a fourth folio volume with engravings, known as "Atlas", plate 60.

    Related image: Oc2006,Prt133, slightly different.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Foxing

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Cook's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean
  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Prt.142

  • Additional IDs

    • Oc50B (Old BM series number)
Print. A group of men seated in a circle on the ground, in front of a thatched roof building, Captain James Cook and three White men are seated at the head of the circle, and a man wearing a cloth wrap is offering Cook a pig, another man seated in the circle is holding a pig; two large cloaked wooden carvings are behind the White men, and a small fire is next to the circle of men; another man is kneeling on the edge of the circle of men eating some food; trees are in the background.1785.  Etching and engraving

Print. A group of men seated in a circle on the ground, in front of a thatched roof building, Captain James Cook and three White men are seated at the head of the circle, and a man wearing a cloth wrap is offering Cook a pig, another man seated in the circle is holding a pig; two large cloaked wooden carvings are behind the White men, and a small fire is next to the circle of men; another man is kneeling on the edge of the circle of men eating some food; trees are in the background.1785. Etching and engraving

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