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Ellis, William Webb d 1785 :Sandwich Islands? [A man of Atooi, (Waimea, Kauai) Hawaii, seated in a Windsor chair. January 1778]

Reference Number: A-264-045

A bearded and tattooed young man, seated in a Windsor chair, probably aboard the Resolution off the coast of Waimea, Kauai Island, Hawaii. He is in profile, his left side facing the viewer and untattooed, but with elaborate tattooing along the full length of his left arm. His hair-style shows a roll of hair along the top of his head, with short hair on the side.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Drawings, related to Waimea, Windsor chairs, Men, Hawaiian and Tattooing - Hawaii.

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 298 x 234 mm. Vertical imageArt works

Historical Notes: Drawn on Cook's third circumnavigation. Cook was known to have a Windsor chair in his cabin. The man is likely to be seated in the Resolution's great cabin for the portrait

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002424)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top right: Sandwich Islands? [in ink]; Verso - 99/2 156, [the 6 crossed out and 2 substituted. In pencil.]

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