The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand. George BAXTER, England.
The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand

The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranaki, New Zealand

London, George Baxter, 1844.

An original Baxter-process colour print, behind a window mat (obscuring the original titled mount, if present; visible image size 292 × 407 mm), and behind glass in an antique-style wooden frame (external dimension approximately 590 × 680 mm), with the original letterpress description of the print on the verso of the mount (visible through a cut-out in the backing board); in fine condition.

'A scene connected with the Wesleyan Missionary Society and the Maories [sic]. Mr Waterhouse, general superintendent of that Society's Missions in Australia and Polynesia, is seen introducing to the natives Mr Creed (their new missionary) and his wife. The detail is wonderful and the colouring beautiful ... The missionary ship in the bay is the "Triton". Mr Waterhouse died at Hobart in 1842' (Courtney T. Lewis: 'George Baxter', pages 104-5).

Baxter's patented prints comprised the printing of a key image by means of steel engraving (here printed in grey), and then overprinting coloured oils with wood blocks (sometimes twenty or more).

Lewis 87.

Item #119852

Price: $1,000.00

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