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'Ovolu [Ovolau], Feejee Islands, Octr 11th 1849' [Fiji]

PAI4634
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Object ID PAI4634
Description No. 28 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. Ovolau is the sixth largest island in Fiji's Lomaiviti archipelago. Fanshawe's 'Daphne', here shown off the island, made a final brief call there to drop 'our very excellent pilot Charley Pickering' - a locally resident Englishman - before stopping at Lakemba on the night of 12 October, and leaving the Fijis the following day (Fanshawe [1904] p. 242). Fanshawe did nine drawings of Fiji and Fijians, including two studies of local weapons, PAI4631-PAI4639.
Date made 11 October 1849

Artist/Maker Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials with scratching out; wash, brown
Measurements Sheet: 176 x 258 mm
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