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Webber, John, 1751-1793 :A night dance by women in Hapaee. J. Webber del. Wm Sharpe sculp. [London, 1784]

Reference Number: C-131-017

A scene in Lifuka, Tonga, in 1777, with James Cook and another sailor amongst a circle of Tongan men, watching a large group of women performing a dance, lit by tapers held by the watchers. There are instrumentalists in the centre of the dancers, beating sticks on the ground.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, related to William Sharp, John Webber, Ha'apai, Women, Tongan, Dance - Tonga and Cook, James, 1728-1779 - Voyages, 3rd, 1776-1779.

Part of:
Webber, John 1751-1793 :[Plates illustrating Captain Cook's third voyage / J. Webber delt, various hands engraved. London, 1784], Reference Number C-131 (7 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Engraving on cream wove paper, 268 x 406 mm. Single art work

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