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Explanation of the print= Sujet de l'estampe
Bib ID 3584606
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Webber, John, 1752-1793
 
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Description [London : s.n., between 1782 and 1784] 
1 sheet ; 34 cm. 
Summary

An unrecorded contemporary explanation in English and French of the Bartolozzi engraving after Webber's Death of Cook which was issued separately prior to the third voyage account (1784), presumably authored by Webber. The text gives a brief account of the circumstances leading to Cook's death, before captioning the work with details drawn from the voyage account. It gives a careful description of the three main figures: Cook, 'calling to his people in the boats to cease firing'; the 'Chief advancing from the croud'; the 'figure lying on the ground represents Mr. Philips (the Marine officer) ...'. The impact of the print was unparalleled. The general mis-en-scene that Webber created would become the standard of nearly every engraving succeeding it.

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Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-125569476

Cited In

The Parsons Collection : rare Pacific voyage books from the collection of David Parsons. Part I, Dampier to Cook, 137.

Subjects Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815. Death of Captain Cook.  |  Webber, John, 1752-1793. Death of Captain Cook.  |  Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Assassination -- Early works to 1800.  |  Hawaiians -- Warfare -- Early works to 1800.  |  Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii) -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Parsons, David, 1939-2014 former owner
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Sujet de l'estampe

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