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A young woman of the Sandwich Islands

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1887,0722.180

  • Title (object)

    • A young woman of the Sandwich Islands
  • Description

    A young woman, head and shoulder to front, head turned three-quarter to right, looking towards the viewer, wearing a gown which falls away from her right shoulder, wearing a feathered rings in her short hair and around her neck; illustration to Cook's Voyage to the Pacific; after Webber. 1784
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 188 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title and 'J. Webber del: / J. K. Sherwin sc.'
  • Curator's comments

    John Webber was the official artist on Cook's final voyage through the Pacific; his drawings formed the basis for printed illustrations to the account of the voyage 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784, engraved by various artists. For more information, including details on the publication of Cook's Voyages, see: Joppien, Rüdiger and Smith, Bernard 'The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages', 3 Vols. (Yale UP 1988).
    See 1957,0705.15 for another impression.

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  • Bibliography

    • Joppien & Smith 1985, 1988 3.317A bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Voyage to the Pacific (plate 63)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1887,0722.180

A young woman, head and shoulder to front, head turned three-quarter to right, looking towards the viewer, wearing a gown which falls away from her right shoulder, wearing a feathered rings in her short hair and around her neck; illustration to Cook's Voyage to the Pacific; after Webber.  1784  Etching and engraving

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A young woman, head and shoulder to front, head turned three-quarter to right, looking towards the viewer, wearing a gown which falls away from her right shoulder, wearing a feathered rings in her short hair and around her neck; illustration to Cook's Voyage to the Pacific; after Webber. 1784 Etching and engraving

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