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Speer, John, d 1848 :Ophare Harb[our]. Huahine, 20th Nov [18]45.

Reference Number: A-191-013

View of a curved bay, with houses along the water's edge under palm trees, with bush-covered hills behind. There is one substantial larger house or church at the water's edge. Two figures paddle a small boat with outrigger in the centre foreground, and there is a boat with a sail at the right.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Dr John Speer, Huahine, Canoes and canoeing - French Polynesia - Society Islands and Society Islands (French Polynesia) - Description and travel.

Part of:
Speer, John, d 1848 :Ophare Harb[our]. Huahine, 20th Nov [18]45., Reference Number A-191-013 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink drawing, 178 x 235 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: A church at Huahine (perhaps the building seen on the foreshore in this scene) is mentioned in the account of the voyage of the ship "Collingwood" on which the artist sailed. See "Four years in the Pacific", by Lieut. the Honourable Fred Walpole (London, 1849), Volume 2, page 167.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: J Speer fecit; Recto - beneath image: [Title]

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