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The body of Vehiatua II, chief of Teahupo'o, lying in state in Tahiti two years after his death, as encountered by Captain Cook on his third voyage (1777-1780). Coloured soft-ground etching by J. Webber, 1789.

  • Webber, John, 1751-1793
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1 July 1789
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566768i
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Credit: The body of Vehiatua II, chief of Teahupo'o, lying in state in Tahiti two years after his death, as encountered by Captain Cook on his third voyage (1777-1780). Coloured soft-ground etching by J. Webber, 1789. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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London (312 Oxford Street) : John Webber, 1 July 1789.

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1 print : soft-ground etching, with watercolour ; image 28.2 x 41.3 cm

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Waheiadooa, chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state. J. Webber fecit. Vide Cooks last voyage vol. II chap. 1 page 17.

References note

Rüdiger Joppien and Bernard Smith, The art of Captain Cook's voyages, vol. 3: The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780, New Haven and London 1988, p. 353, no. 3.95Aa

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Wellcome Library no. 566768i

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