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A View of the Market Place at Amsterdam, or Tonga-taboo

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0213.245

  • Title (object)

    • A View of the Market Place at Amsterdam, or Tonga-taboo
  • Description

    Figures sitting in the shade of a tree at left beside a thatched pointed roof on stilts, guards with guns patrolling at right, two huts behind, forest in the background; after Ellis, illustration to the Lady's Magazine. 1785
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 107 millimetres
    • Width: 174 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and production detail: "W. Ellis del.", "J. Heath sculp" and above image: "Engrav'd for the Ladies Magazine"
  • Curator's comments

    Heath does not think that these look like James Heath's work, and proposes that the prints "may have originated in an edition of Cook's Voyages".

    See also curator's comment for 1875,0213.246

  • Bibliography

    • Heath 1993 1785,5.2 (p.284) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1875,0213.245

Figures sitting in the shade of a tree at left beside a thatched pointed roof on stilts, guards with guns patrolling at right, two huts behind, forest in the background; after Ellis, illustration to the Lady's Magazine.  1785  Etching and engraving

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Figures sitting in the shade of a tree at left beside a thatched pointed roof on stilts, guards with guns patrolling at right, two huts behind, forest in the background; after Ellis, illustration to the Lady's Magazine. 1785 Etching and engraving

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