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ID: 700001866
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Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound (painting (visual work); John Webber (British painter, 1750-1793); ca. 1788; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1991-0005-1)
Note: Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound was an important staging post on Captain James Cook's voyages. When the Resolution and Discovery arrived in February 1777 it was Cook's fifth visit there. It was not a completely welcome prospect, however, as several members of the Adventure's crew had been killed by Maori at nearby Grass Cove on the second voyage. Initial interactions between the two peoples were cautious, with Maori expecting that utu or recompense would be sought for the deaths. No reprisal was issued, however, and the tensions soon abated. The sailors were able to cut timber, make astronomical observations, brew beer from what they called spruce (probably rimu) and engage in commerce with local iwi. While the crew had come prepared for this, they were surprised to find that prices had increased since their last visit: what used to cost a nail now had to be paid for with an adze.
Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1788

Creator Display:
John Webber (British painter, 1750-1793) [preferred,VP]
Webber, John (English painter and printmaker, 1751-1793) [500001459]
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1991-0005-1
Credit Line: Purchased 1991 from the Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds; gift of Sir Francis Henry Dillon Bell to the Bishop Suter Art Gallery, 1931.
Display Materials: oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas (textile material) [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: sight 584 (Height) x 762 (Width) x mm; Frame 774 (Height) x 951 (Width) x 100 (Depth) mm
British (preferred)

General Subject:
landscapes (preferred)

Specific Subjects:
Queen Charlotte Sound [7507110]
.....(Marlborough (region (administrative division)), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
canoes [300212688]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name), Transportation Vehicles (hierarchy name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by form>, <watercraft by end configuration>, symmetrical-ended watercraft, double-enders) (AAT)
trees [300132410]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (hierarchy name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Plantae (kingdom), woody plants) (AAT)
mountains [300008795]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Settlements and Landscapes (hierarchy name), landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, landforms (terrestrial)) (AAT)
people (agents) [300024979]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Ship Cove, Queen Charlotte Sound........ [VP]
........ Te Papa online (2000-)
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
Subject: ....... [VP]
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-)
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