[Coates, Isaac] 1808-1878 :E Ranguera. Rangiahaeta's wife. The woman that was killed at the "Wiaroi". [1843?]

[Coates, Isaac] 1808-1878 :E Ranguera. Rangiahaeta's wife. The woman that was killed at the "Wiaroi". [1843?]
Date
1843
By
Coates, Isaac, 1808-1878
Ref
A-286-015
Description

Head and shoulders profile portrait of a wife of Te Rangihaeata, named only as "E Ranguera", or Te Rangiuira, as it should be formed. Probably of Ngati Toa and/ or Ngati Raukawa descent. There is no evidence to suggest that this is the wife Te Rongo who was killed at the Wairau Affair 1843.

See: Minson, Marian. Art as evidence : the engima of the Nelson Maori portraits. In: Turnbull Library Record, v.23, no.1, May 1990, p.47-67 for further information. The killing of Te Rongo triggered the events of the Wairau Affray, Marlborough, June 1843.

Other Titles - Wairau. Te Ranguira

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Title

cf almost identical portrait in Peabody Museum. Salem, Mass., and in Bett Collection, Nelson Provincial Museum.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour & gum arabic 257 x 192 mm

Provenance: Part of a house sale in Boston, purchased by New York dealer, then by Auckland dealer.

Transfers: One of 19 such portraits (A-286-1 to 19).

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Portraits, Watercolour & gum arabic 257 x 192 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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