yours after J. Williams [facsimile.]
Published, by J. Snow, 26. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1843.]
Bright and vivid oil colouring. 222 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½".
John Williams (1796 -1839), missionary active in the South Pacific. George Baxter (1804 - 1867) is regarded as the 'Inventor' of colour printing. The Baxter process, which he patented in 1835, involved an initial metal keyplate and up to 20 wood or metal blocks to apply each individual colour. Baxter had published quite a few prints of Williams including his massacre on the island of Erromanga a few days after landing.
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