King, Marcus, 1891-1983 :[The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, February 6th, 1840]. 1938.

King, Marcus, 1891-1983 :[The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, February 6th, 1840]. 1938.
1840 - 1938 - 1940
King, Marcus, 1891-1983

A modern reconstruction, showing Tamati Waka Nene signing the treaty in front of James Busby, Captain William Hobson, and other British officials and witnesses. Some Maori signatories are assembled on the left.

Reproduced as a photolithograph for a presentation plate, Centenary number, of "New Zealand free lance", October 16, 1939. Only a few figures identified (see C-033-007).

There are some inaccuracies in this view. Contemporary accounts do not mention a second table for participants to sign on, as shown here.

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Marcus King, 1938

Quantity: 1 oil(s).

Physical Description: Oil on canvas 1205 x 1810 mm (sight).

Provenance: Exhibited at New York World's Fair, 1939-40?

Deaccessioned from the collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1990. The painting is not listed in: N. Z. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [Painting, prints, pottery, sculpture, crafts held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs] [Wellington, 1977] a typed list held at q708.9931 NZ FOR 1977 in Drawings & Prints.

Additional description

Alternative form available: Rephotographed in June 2015. Earlier copy was from a transparency

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Conjectural works, Oil on canvas 1205 x 1810 mm (sight)., Orientation: Horizontal image
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