Ward, John P :Tohu. Nelson, 1883
Frontal head and shoulders portrait of Tohu
Attributed to John P. Ward on the basis of the information on the title page and preface of his publication 'Wanderings with the Maori Prophets Te White & Tohu with illustrations of each chief being reminiscences of a twelve months' companionship with them, from their arrival in Christchurch in April, 1882, until their return to Parkihaka in March, 1883 By John P. Ward. In the preface Ward comments 'The two illustrations that probably form the chief attraction of this volume, are worth of a word or two. Te Whiti or Tohu never sat for their photos, though often asked to do so, nor would they entertain the idea of a photographer or his appliances coming near them. I was determined to surmount this and I did. The result is before you. But 'my friends' now, as I write this, are as unconscious that the faithful camera has depicted their awe-stricken and phlegmatic countenances as I am of befoming 'Emperor of the Flowery Land'. The senior prophet, Te Whiti, is a faithful representation of his awe-stricken countenance at a wonderful tale I am telling him. Tohu's is not so good in detail, though faithful in features ...'
Extended Title - From: Ward, John P. Wanderings with the Maori prophets te Whiti and Tohu ... Nelson, Bond, Finney & Co., 1883. After p. ii
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Wood engraving
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Format: 1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Wood engravings, Portraits, Albums, Wood engravingSee original record
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