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Ellis, William Webb, d 1785 :Double canoe of Sandwich Isles [1779]

Reference Number: A-264-047-1

Five people seated in a double canoe (Wa'a kaulua) with a trilateral sail (possibly intended to represent a crab-claw sprit sail). Three men are paddling, while two others and a dog rest on the platform. Above, outlined in pencil, is the back view of a seated male figure, hair tied back, a belt at the waist

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Wash drawings, related to Hawaii, Men, Hawaiian, Dogs and Canoes and canoeing - 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 & wash on laid paper, 256 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-010538)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: Title in ink; Also 'See Ellis's Voyages Vol 2 p. 177'

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