Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906), Sketchbooks and albums, Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours

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'Maitea [Mehetia], Augt 20th 1849' [Society Islands]

Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906)

Object details:

Object ID PAI4616
Description No. 11 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. The drawing shows Fanshawe's 'Daphne' under sail off what he called 'the bold rock of Maiatea' (Mehetia), in the Society Islands, which they passed at sunset on the evening of 20 August before reaching Papeete, Tahiti, on the morning of the 21st. It is a small uninhabited island about 110 km (68 miles) east of the southern point of Tahiti. It is volcanic with a well defined crater that still has an active hot spot. This is one of a group of 11 Fanshawe drawings of the Society Islands, PAI4616 - PAI426.
Date made 20 August 1849

Artist/Maker Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials graphite & wash, brown
Measurements Sheet: 113 x 176 mm
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