Prince Lee Boo Second Son of Abba Thulle.
Published by G. Nichol, for Capt Henry Wilson, as the Act directs May 1st. 1788.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 255mm, (7¼ x 10") large margins on left bottom. Trimmed to plate on right side.
Prince Lee Boo (c.1764 - 1784), from the Palau Islands (modern Micronesia). Captain Henry Wilson brought him back to England in 1783, having spent three months on the islands where his vessel was shipwrecked. Lee Boo died of small pox soon afterwards. After Georgiana Keate (1770 - 1850), daughter of landscape painter George Keate (1727-97). She married John Henderson (1764 - 1843), the patron of Girtin and Turner and became mother of John Henderson (1797 - 1878).
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