John Webber, after. Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands. Engraving by John Hall. 1784.
John Webber, after. Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands. Engraving by John Hall. 1784.
John Webber, after. Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands. Engraving by John Hall. 1784.
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John Webber, after. Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands. Engraving by John Hall. 1784.

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Artist: John Webber (British, 1751-1793), painter and etcher. Exhibited RA in 1776, which led to appointment to accompany Captain Cook on the 3rd voyage to the South Pacific 1776-80. On return produced drawings for the official publication.
Engraver: John Hall (British, 1739-1797), line engraver.
Title: Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands.
Titledand Signed in plate: [No] 18. J. Webber del. J. Hall sculp. Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands.
Dimensions: Image 9 1/8" x 7". Platemark 11 3/8" x 9". Sheet 20" x 13 7/8". Mat 24" x 20".
EditionVoyage to the the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's ship the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780.' In three volumes and atlas. 1784. 
Date: 1784-1786.

Materials and Techniques: etching and engraving on wove paper.
Mat and Frame: Matted. 
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Dirt on mat. Tears to margins, wear, folds. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Part of: large folio atlas of illustrations and maps were 
published in London to "A voyage to the Pacific ocean: undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere.."
- We have two more prints from the same atlas: WOP-970 and WOP-971.
Acknowledgement: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and from
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 1957,0705.9.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: British School XVIII C.
Notes:
- In 1774, Captain James Cook named the Tongan islands the "Friendly Islands" after experiencing a warm welcome and supplies from the native inhabitants. Poulaho was one of two important men who helped the British on Tonga. Cook described Poulaho as "the most corperate plump fellow we had met with". 
Acknowledgement: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and from the catalog entry of a similar item from the British Museum collections.