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Te po a Chief of Rarotonga.
Te po a Chief of Rarotonga.
Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter, (Patentee) 3, Charter-house Square. From a Painting by J. Williams Jun.r.
[Published by John Snow, 26, Paternoster Row, London.] [n.d. c.1837.]
Baxter print. Sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½"). Publication line lost by abrasion.
Possibly Te Po Kurikuri. He has full body tattoo, a spear in his left hand, a fan in his right. He is wearing an elaborate head-dress and is draped with a cloth over his shoulders and his hips. In the background are a Rarotongan canoe and a European sailing ship. Rarotonga, in the Hervey Islands, was the home of the Rev. John Williams in the South Seas for some years.
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[Tonga] Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands.
[Tonga] Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands.
J. Webber del. J. Hall sculp.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. On 18th century watermarked paper. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"), includes thread margins. Very slight creasing across face.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A portrait of Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands, wearing a headdress and a neck ornament. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
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