White, Frederick John, fl. 1837-1848 :[Seated Maori man, smoking a pipe, holding a hatchet, clad in a kiwi feather cloak in an open landscape, possibly Wellington Harbour. 1848?]

Angas, George French, 1822-1886; White, Frederick John, active 1837-1848

The man has full moko on his face, short curly hair and an ear adornment. Beyond him are parallel fence lines, possibly indicating the two sides of a path or track rising up a low hill to the left and a small European-style house is on a low rise in the left background. Tall hills and a sunset or sunrise sky in the background.

Several of White's other known watercolours are copies and this too could be a copy. It is the same as A-114-041, a watercolour by an unknown artist. It resembles several of Angas's lithographs, but is not an exact copy of any of them.

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Fred. J. White [in red-brown brushpoint]; Recto - top right - 63 [in pencil, numbering by T. B. Collinson]

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour & gouache on paper, 331 x 236 mm

Transfers: From Manuscripts & Archives - March 1993, from [MS 50].

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour & gouache on paper, 331 x 236 mm, Watermark: No watermarks on the paper.
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