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Dodd, Robert, 1748-1815

The Mutineers turning Lieut. Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from his Majesty's Ship the Bounty / painted and engraved by Robert Dodd

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Signatures / Inscriptions: Titled from inscription below image
'Painted by Robt. Dodd' at lower left ; 'Engrav'd by R. Dodd' at lower right.
'Pub: Octr. 2 1790 by B. B. Evan, Poultry London' at lower centre.


General Note: Title followed by brief summary of the mutiny. "Lieut. Bligh having completed a collection of 1015 fine Bread Fruit plants set sail from Otaheite, the 4th April 1789, & on the 29th before sun rise, Fletcher Christian, with 3 other Mutineers, entered his Cabin, forced him out of bed & dragged him to the deck..."
Another copy of acquatint and line engraving at Location Number: XV*/Bligh/1 and V*/Bligh/1 Mitchell Library