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Print - Vah-Ta-Ah, the Freejeean Princess

Vah-Ta-Ah, the Freejeean Princess

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1857 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box B

Physical description

Baxter-process print depicting a portrait of the Fijian princess Vah-Ta-Ah.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1857 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title

'From a Miniature by J. D. Macdonald, of H.M.S. Herald. Printed in Oil Colours by Baxter, inventor and patentee. London.'


Height: 3.375 in, Width: 2.625 in

Object history note

This print was used as the frontispiece to Vah-Ta-Ah, the Feejeean Princess by J. W. Waterhouse. It is from a Miniature by J. D. MacDonald aboard the HMS Herald.

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter from a miniature by J. D. Macdonald, 'Vah-Ta-Ah, the Freejeean Princess,' frontispiece to a book of that title by the Rev. J. W. Waterhouse, Baxter process print, England, 1857

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 88
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted



Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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