Lot 295: GEORGE BAXTER, (English, 1804-1867), THE REVEREND J. WATERHOUSE SUPERINTENDING THE LANDING OF THE MISSIONARIES AT TARANAKI, NEW ZEAL...Platinum House
February 23, 2014
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
THE REVEREND J. WATERHOUSE SUPERINTENDING THE LANDING OF THE MISSIONARIES AT TARANAKI, NEW ZEALAND
designed and engraved by George Baxter, London, 1844;
12 x 16 1/2 in., (22 1/2 x 28 in.)
Provenance: Property of a New England Collector.
Other Notes: Depicting the landing of Reverend Charles Creed at Taranaki in New Zealand in February 1841, the print shows a vast number of Maori in traditional attire standing on the beach awaiting the arrival of the ship's passengers. The Reverend Waterhouse (superintendent of Wesleyan missions in the South Seas) stands at the water's edge supervising the disembarking. A European woman is being carried ashore by a group of Maori women; behind them is a small rowboat containing Reverend Creed.
significant toning to the paper; spotting throughout; margin trimmed to approx. 1/8 in.