Clarke, Cuthbert Charles, 1819-1863 :The stage erected to contain the food at the feast given by the native chiefs, Bay of Islands, September 1849

Clarke, Cuthbert Charles, 1819-1863 :The stage erected to contain the food at the feast given by the native chiefs, Bay of Islands, September 1849
Date
1849
By
Clarke, Cuthbert Charles, 1818-1863; Williams, John, -1905?; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918
Ref
B-030-007
Description

An enormous open hakari, or wooden construction, with flags flying from poles on the top and people climbing up its sides, seated beneath it, and moving around its base. A long low whare is in the foreground, with another at right angles to it, and piles of food are on the ground with the whole enclosed by a low fence.

This watercolour was originally in the Bridge/Williams album (E-320-f). See also: B-030-006, E-144-002 and a watercolour in the Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia for three other almost identical views by Cuthbert Clarke. This view appears to be a copy by John Williams

The feast was mounted at Russell (Kororareka) in honour of Governor George Grey

Other Titles - Williams, John, d 1905

Inscriptions: Cuthbert Clarke del. September 1849; Recto - bottom right - title in ink [not in the hand of Cuthbert Clarke; probably the hand of John Williams]

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour 302 x 427 mm

Provenance: Collection of Alexander Turnbull, purchased from W. Brown of Edinburgh, 19 July 1893, as part of album E-320-f, along with drawings watercolours by Cyprian Bridge and John Williams in the same album. Was possibly on the final page of the album

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour 302 x 427 mm
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