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