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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 :Sir Joseph Banks Bt. Painted by Benjamin West. Engraved by J R Smith. London Molteno Colnaghi, 1788.

Reference Number: C-017-016

Shows the young Joseph Banks, not long after his return from James Cook's first circumnavigation, standing by a pillar, a curtain to the right and a sky background to the left. He is wearing a Maori flax cloak with a fine taniko border. A birdcage, a taiaha, a canoe paddle and an adze are on his right side and at his feet, along with a book containing plant specimems and other Pacific artifacts.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Mezzotints, related to Alfred Walter Francis Fuller, John Raphael Smith, Sir Benjamin West, Sir Joseph Banks, Molteno Colnaghi & Co (London), Explorers, Patu, Taiaha, Whatu kakahu, Taniko, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing, Maori - Implements, Birdcages, Cook, James 1728-1779 - Voyages, 1st, 1768-1771 and Botanists.

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West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 :Sir Joseph Banks Bt. Painted by Benjamin West. Engraved by J R Smith. London Molteno Colnaghi, 1788., Reference Number C-017-016 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Hand-coloured mezzotint, 610 x 380 mm on sheet 620 x 410 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-006392)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Note in A. W. F. Fuller's hand describes scene and says colouring done by hand.

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