Wakeiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state.
London Pub.d April 1. 1809 by Boydell & Comp.y No. 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with large margins and very fine hand colour. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½"). Pin hole in printed area.
A scene depicting the Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state. His shrouded body lays with a canopy above it, below a larger thatched canopy. A man, to the right, can be seen laying an offering at the feet of the body. Other offerings of fruit are shown on two small tables, one to either side. 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 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784.
Vide Cook's last Voyage Vol II. Chap. I page 47.
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