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Baxter, George 1804-1867 :[The Revd Robert Moffat. London, George Baxter, 1843].

Reference Number: A-282-018

Catalogue item no. 89 in Courtenay Lewis' catalogue of Baxter prints (all editions use the same numbering).Shows head and torso portrait of Victorian gentleman dressed in jacket, waistcoat and cravat and holding straw hat in right hand (hat partially shown). In right background a group of natives sits by a boiling pot on a fire, and one of their number points to the further distance where a large ring of seated figures listens to an orator (with spear?) in their midst. There is a covered wagon at far right."The scene represents the country on the banks of the Kuruman River, South Africa, with a chief of Bechuana addressing his Parliament respecting the arrival of this laborious missionary". (Courtenay Lewis' "George Baxter, the picture printer" 1924 ed. page 302-303).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Baxter prints, Ethnographic images and Portraits, related to George Baxter, Dr Morvyn Williams, Philippa Therese Williams, Robert Moffat, Botswana, Wagons, South Africa - Native races, Missionaries - South Africa, Africans and Men's clothing.

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Baxter, George 1804-1867 :[The Revd Robert Moffat. London, George Baxter, 1843]., Reference Number A-282-018 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Baxter print (coloured oil print), 273 x 222 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: The original portrait from life was done during Moffat's visit back to England in 1839-1843, and shows Moffat with a beard - this original is now in the National Portrait Gallery London (NPG 6312) - see AT 13/14/1, 2 October 1996. Moffat has been tidied up and made more elegant for the Baxter print.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies where possible.

Other copies available: ColourIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002221)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - centre: (In pencil): Rev Harris

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