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Ellis, William Webb, d 1785 :Girl of Otaheite bringing presents [1777]

Reference Number: A-264-024

Frontal view of a young woman of Vaitepeha Bay, Tahiti, daped in a huge amount of tapa cloth from the ribs down, the cloth hung with two feathered breasptplates and both cloth and breastplates intended as presents

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Pencil works, related to Tahiti, Clothing and dress - Tahiti and Women, Tahitian.

Part of:
Ellis, William Webb, d 1785 :[A collection of drawings made by William Ellis on H.M.S. Discovery and Resolution during Captain Cook's third voyage to the Pacific 1776-1780], Reference Number A-264-001/049 (28 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil on laid paper, 240 x 180 mm. Vertical imageArt works

Historical Notes: Drawn on Cook's third circumnavigation

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-010252)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top right: 'Girl of Otaheite bringing presents' in ink.

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