Messenger, Arthur Herbert, 1877-1962. Attributed works :[Standing portrait sketch of a Maori warrior, possibly Te Rangi-tahau. 1920s?]

1860 - 1920 - 1870 - 1930
Messenger, Arthur Herbert, 1877-1962

A full-length portrait sketch of a Maori warrior, wrapped in a cloak and holding a taiaha. He stands in front of a whare with decorated gables. The likeness of the man's face, including his moko, to the photograph of the East Taupo chief Te Rangi-tahau in Volume Two of Cowan's account of the New Zealand wars suggests strongly that the drawing is of him

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - E S [in pencil]

Quantity: 1 drawing(s).

Physical Description: Ink on paper, 112 x 72 mm

Transfers: From Manuscripts & Archives - Ms-Group-2097.

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1 drawing(s), Works of art, Ink drawings, Portraits, Ink on paper, 112 x 72 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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