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Webber, John, 1751-1793 :A dance in Otaheite. J. Webber del. J. K. Sherwin sculp. [London, 1784]

Reference Number: C-131-028

A scene in Tahiti, in 1777, with two men and two women dancing before a hut, spectators on either side. Three drummers are in the background under the shelter of the hut, with a fourth person clapping the rhythm. The dancers appear to be standing on a large woven mat. Banana palms, breadfruit trees and coconut palms can be seen in the background.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, related to John Keyse Sherwin, John Webber, Tahiti, Dwellings - Tahiti, Drum, Bananas, Cook, James, 1728-1779 - Voyages, 3rd, 1776-1779, Breadfruit, Clothing and dress - Tahiti, Coconut palm, Dance - Tahiti and Musical instruments - Tahiti.

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, 227 x 379 mm (image), 263 x 405 mm (plate mark). Single art work

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005710)

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