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John Webber, 1752–1793

Burial Ground in the South Seas

ca. 1777
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on paper on panel
9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches (23.5 x 29.8 cm), Frame: 11 3/4 × 14 1/4 inches (29.8 × 36.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
burial | burial grounds | landscape | mountains | palm trees | rocks (landforms) | sea | totems
Associated Places:
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

John Webber, R. A. (1752-1793) (Whitworth Art Gallery, 1996-07-04 - 1996-09-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

John Webber, R. A. (1752-1793) (Kunstmuseum Bern, 1996-03-26 - 1996-05-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

James Cook, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 3 v., London, 1784, chpts. XI, XII, XIII (v.2), Yale Internet Resource [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 240-241, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 57, figh. 42, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, pp. 41-2 (v.1), no. 151, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catatogue : Catalogue of fine eighteenth and nineteenth century English paintings and drawings : 18 March 1964, Sotheby's, London, March 18, 1964, p. 49, Lot 161, Auction catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon : [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965, , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 57 (v.1), no. 214, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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