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The John Williams missionary ship [picture] / R. Spencer
Bib ID 1833772
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Spencer, R. B. active 1845-1876
 
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Description 1845 
1 painting : oil on canvas ; 51 x 73.5 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK22.

Summary

Inscription on original engraved printː "To the Directors of the London Missionary Society. This engraving of their new ship the John Williams purchased and equipped from a fund raised by the juvenile friends of that institution, is by special permission most respectfully dedicated. This beautiful Missionary Ship, commanded by Captain Morgan is represented entering the bay of Huahine, one of the Society Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. From a sketch by Captain R. J. Elliot, R.N. The scene also includes the village of Fare, missionary station, and harbour, with the Society's former ship Camden, lying at anchor. The John Williams was built at the Royal Navy Yard, Harwich and completed in the most efficient manner for the interesting Service in which she is employed, was launched on the 20th March 1844 and sailed from London on the 5th June following - her dimensions are length 109 feet 8 inches. Depth 16 feet. Admeasuring 296 ... Tons".

Notes

On loan to the National Gallery of Australia.

Based on: Huggins, William John, 1781-1845 :The "John Williams"... entering the Bay of Huahine, one of the Society Islands... Engraved by E Duncan, painted by W J Huggins from a sketch... by Capt R J Elliott London [184-].

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK22.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-134107063

Subjects John Williams (Ship) -- Pictorial works.  |  Camden (Ship) -- Pictorial works.  |  London Missionary Society -- History -- Pictorial works.  |  Sailing ships -- French Polynesia -- Pictorial works.  |  Missionary settlements -- French Polynesia -- Pictorial works.  |  Canoes and canoeing -- French Polynesia -- Pictorial works.  |  Dwellings -- French Polynesia -- Pictorial works.  |  Fare (Society Islands) -- Pictorial works  |  Huahine Island (French Polynesia) -- Pictorial works.  |  Society Islands (French Polynesia) -- Pictorial works.  |  Picture -- Loan 1993.  |  Picture -- Oil.
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The "John Williams"... entering the Bay of Huahine, one of the Society Islands

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