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George Baxter after Reverend John Williams
Te po a Chief of Rarotonga


a Baxter print printed in oils

Artist: George Baxter (1804-1867) after Reverend John Williams (1796-1839)
Title: Te po a Chief of Rarotonga
Date: 1839
School: British, XIXth-century
Medium: lithograph printed in oils
Dimensions: 142 x 91mm (image), 174 x 122mm (sheet)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: in the plate lower border <<Te po a Chief of Rarotonga/Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter (Patentee.) 3. Charterhouse Square./From a Painting by J. Williams Jun.r>>
Condition: good condition with some light foxing

Description: Portrait of Te Po, a Chief of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, wearing a headdress, a piece of cloth draped around his neck, a loin cloth, body tattoo markings, and holding a spear and a fan made from feathers. View of a canoe in the background with two people on board. 1839.  Lithograph, printed in oil colours of brown, blue and green and some reds. Published in: Webber, John (1839?) “Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands”, opposite title page. “Published by John Snow, 26 Paternoster Row, London”.(BM description).

Reference: see BM Oc2006,Prt.38
Provenance: Peter Wedde Antiques, Wellington, 1997