Angas, George French, 1822-1886 :Hemi, grandson of Pomara, Chief of the Chatham Islands [Between 1844 and 1846]

Angas, George French, 1822-1886 :Hemi, grandson of Pomara, Chief of the Chatham Islands [Between 1844 and 1846]
Date
1844 - 1846
By
Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Ref
A-340-042
Description

Shows a portrait of a smiling Maori youth in a woven cloak with taniko border. He is wearing a collared shirt, trousers and shoes beneath the cloak.

Shows James Pomare, grandson of Ngati Mutungu chief Wiremu Piti Pomare. Angas took this youth 'aged about 13 years' with him on his return from New Zealand to Sydney towards the end of November 1844. Pomare was placed in a school in Sydney until late July 1845, when he sailed with Angas for Britain. He was presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in April 1846. His portrait also appeared in the Illustrated London news, in its report of an exhibition of Angas' work in London. (18 April 1846, p. 253).

No lithograph of this view was included in Angas' The New Zealander's illustrated (London, 1847). It may have been drawn after Angas's time in New Zealand, although the subject appears young, probably 13 or 14

Other Titles - Wiremu Piti Pomare

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Signed; Recto - bottom left - [Title]

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Pencil and watercolour on card, 171 x 113 mm.

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Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Ethnographic illustrations, Portraits, Pencil and watercolour on card, 171 x 113 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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