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A Dance in Otaheite

A Dance in Otaheite by John Webber

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The dancers are captured mid-movement; the hands of the drummers behind hover above their instruments giving a sense of immediacy. Cook and his crew are not included in the scene presumably sitting as audience from the view point we, as viewers, see the dance.

Title
A Dance in Otaheite
Artist/creator
Production date
1784
Medium
engraving
Dimensions
402 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2006
Accession no
2006/3/10
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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