A View in Ulietea [Raiatea]

Framed watercolour drawing with pen and ink entitled 'A View in Ulietea', signed by the artist and dated. This is an example of Webber doing Pacific subjects long after his voyage, in this case a study of a canoe on one of Tahiti's neaighbouring islands. He first painted an oil version in 1786, shown at the Royal Academy in 1787. This one followed, with two known copies of it in or about the same year, and prints deriving from one of them. See Joppiien and Smith, 'The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages', vol. III, 3.154-157, of which this is 3.155. [PvdM 1/18]

Object Details

ID: PAJ2966
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Webber, John
Places: Raiatea
Events: Exploration: Cook's Third Voyage, 1776
Date made: 1787
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by Captain A. W. F. Fuller through The Art Fund
Measurements: Primary support: 343 mm x 550 mm; Mount: 483 mm x 630 mm

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