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The inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands offering to Captain Cook the sacrifice of a pig. Etching by S. Middiman and J. Hall, 1784, after J. Webber.

  • Webber, John, 1751-1793
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[1784]
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566715i
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Description

Hawaii, 19 January 1779, three weeks before Cook's death. Cook, seated before an effigy, is presented by the Hawaiians with a pig which was stifled and then, when not quite dead, roasted on the embers of a fire

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Printed for John Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, John Fielding, and John Hardy], [1784]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; platemark 26.2 x 41 cm

Lettering

An offering before Capt. Cook, in the Sandwich Islands. J. Webber del. The landscape engd. by Middiman. The figures by Hall

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. 527, no. 3.294A

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Bears number: 60

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566715i

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