Booth, Eva Joan, 1923-1994: Studio photographic portrait of Frank Herbert Phillips and Mahuta Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero

[ca January 1907]
Booth, Eva Joan, 1923-1994; Isaacs, Jacob Nathan, 1877-1962

Studio portrait of Frank Herbert Phillips, also known as Rangi Piripi/Phillips (seated), and Mahuta Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero (the third Māori King), taken by Jacob Nathan Isaacs, circa 1907. Phillips is seated at a carved wooden table, and appears to be holding a pen. An open book is on the table. Mahuta stands, with one hand on the table. They are both dressed in European-style clothing.

Photograph mount bears the names of J N Isaacs and Victoria Studio, Manners St, Wellington. Handwritten inscription includes the date of 23 January 1907 and is addressed to Pene Kii [Ben Keys (1879-1951].

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Inscriptions: Recto - bottom centre - "Ko Rangi Piripi raua ko te Honore 'Kingi' Mahuta M[L?.C] Kia Pene Kii. 23/1/07".

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print, 19.4 x 13.6 cm, on mount, 27.3 x 21.3 cm.

Provenance: The photograph had been part of the collection of Eva Joan Booth, née Keys, (1923-1994), mother of the donor and daughter of Ben Keys (1879-1951) and Katerina Rangikawhiti Te Mihiarangi Keys, née Butt, (1890-1950).

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1 b&w original photographic print(s), Gelatin silver prints, Portrait photographs, Silver gelatin print, 19.4 x 13.6 cm, on mount, 27.3 x 21.3 cm.
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