Digitised Image

[Merrett, Joseph Jenner], 1816-1854 :[The Hobson album. Woman and child. ca 1842]

Reference Number: A-275-002

A Maori woman, wearing a flax cloak, and a blanket, seated in profile in front of a whare. She is holding a baby and reading a book. The baby is dressed in a white frilled bonnet and white gown. The woman's cloak is a korowai-ngore (pompom cloak) with flax tags and woollen pompoms, (and possibly fringe). In the background is a lake and perhaps Ngaruhoe's volcanic peak beyond that. (Merret visited Taupo in 1841). The woman's name is likely to be Ewaka, judging by the inscription on the verso.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Joseph Jenner Merrett, Ngauruhoe, Mount, Ferns, Mother and child, Women, Maori, Reading, Maori - Clothing, Infants, Maori, Flax and Dwellings - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

Part of:
[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845], Reference Number E-216-f (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on cream wove paper, 170 x 120 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-003432)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: Ewaka [in pencil]

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