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Creator:
Print made by George Baxter, 1804–1867, British
Title:

The Reception of the Rev. J. Williams at Tanna in the South Seas, the Day before He Was Massacred

Additional Title(s):

The Reception of the Reverend John Williams at Tanna in the South Seas, the Day before He Was Massacred

Date:
1841
Medium:
Stipple engraving, aquatint, and etching with woodcut on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate, to image): 8 11/16 x 12 7/8 inches (22 x 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "6 (encircled) | D/sL | 2/sL"; on back, upper center: "one of Two Illustrations for Baxter early | Specimen of Printing in 6 [...] Colours | Reception Rev J Williams | at Tanna 1841"; on back, center: "companion print to | massacre of Williams | at Erromanga"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10630
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beads | boat | box (container) | climbing | costume | crowd | feathers | gesture | historical subject | island | jewelry | landscape | magnifying glass | marine art | men | missionary | natives | oars | offerings | palm trees | plank | reverend | rocks (landforms) | science | sea | smiling | smoke | spears | tail coats | talking | top hats | trousers | turbans | volcano | women
Associated Places:
Oceania | Tafea | Tanna | Vanuatu
Associated People:
Williams, John (1796–1839), missionary in the Pacific islands
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:28665
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