'Ovolu [Ovolau], Feejee Islands, Octr 11th 1849' [Fiji]

No. 28 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. Ovolau is the sixth largest island in Fiji's Lomaiviti archipelago. Fanshawe's 'Daphne', here shown off the island, made a final brief call there to drop 'our very excellent pilot Charley Pickering' - a locally resident Englishman - before stopping at Lakemba on the night of 12 October, and leaving the Fijis the following day (Fanshawe [1904] p. 242). Fanshawe did nine drawings of Fiji and Fijians, including two studies of local weapons, PAI4631-PAI4639.

Object Details

ID: PAI4634
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Date made: 11 Oct 1849
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 176 x 258 mm
Parts: Album of watercolours of Madeira, Brazil, the Falkland and Pacific Islands, Chile, Panama, Mexico, Vancouver, and California (Album)

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