Pharazyn, Edward, 1835-1890 :For diver's reasons. No. 11. Support from sugar, blankets, flour all gone; They've not been left a leg to stand upon. The Wellington Advertiser supplement, 19 November 1881.
- Pharazyn, Edward, 1835-1890; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918
John Bryce in military uniform, sawing through the leg of a recumbent Maori man. The leg is marked 'flour' and the other leg, marked 'Sugar' has already been removed. A chopping block with axe and chisel are in the foreground, a palm tree to the right. In the background is an exaggerated version of Mount Taranaki, with four military tents in a field and three men ploughing the ground beyond a fence on the right. The cartoon is a reference to the Government's treatment of the Maori passive resisters at Parihaka.
Bryce was Minister of Native Affairs and of Defence in 1881
The cartoonist's initials match those of two artists one being Edward Payton; however his monogram was different and the drawing of the figures is quite amateur, so Payton is unlikely to be the artist. The other possibility is Edward Pharazyn. The style of monogram appears to be his, and he commonly signed his work with his initials
The stick figures across the fence to the right probably represent the 'ploughmen of Parihaka' who continued to plough their fields in defiance of a Government ban on the activity. The Government also attempted to starve the protesters into giving up their resistance
Other Titles - Divers, diverse
Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - artist's initials E. P. Jr. [or ft for fecit?] at the foot of the tree; also a pencilled note in the hand of Alexander Turnbull, 'Evidently war in Taranaki - Parihaka?'
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Lithograph 230 x 280 mm
Provenance: Collection of Alexander Horsbugh Turnbull.
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