[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816?-1854 :[The Hobson album]. Maketu. [1842]

[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816?-1854 :[The Hobson album]. Maketu. [1842]
Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854

Head and shoulders portrait of a young Maori man, wrapped in a blanket. He was Maketu Waretotara, the son of Ruhe, a Waimate chief

Maketu was tried for multiple murder at the Bay of Islands in November 1841 and executed in Auckland on 7 March 1842. There is another portrait of him on page 141 of the album, with his statement on page 101. In the British Library is another version in pencil in the Grey Album, Add. Ms 19953, f. 78 pl. 218. and a watercolour in the same Album, f.45, pl. 132. In addition there is a copy by Edward Shortland in the Hocken Library.

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Title in pencil in the artist's hand

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Pencil and watercolour, 222 x 177 mm

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[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] / [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845]
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Portraits, Pencil and watercolour, 222 x 177 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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