Digitised Image

Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Te Kuha. July, 1864.

Reference Number: A-080-064

Portrait of Te Kuha (Te Kuka) with Maori pa in the background

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Portraits, related to Horatio Gordon Robley, Te Kuka, Tauranga, Ngai Te Rangi, Alcohol, Pa, Men, Maori, Smoking, Maori - Clothing and Maori - Moko.

Part of:
Robley, Horatio Gordon 1840-1930 :Te Kuha. July, 1864., Reference Number A-080-064 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on sheet 282 x 235 mm on board 297 x 243 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Robley notes on the back of the painting that in order to paint Te Kuka, he had to give him rum and tobacco so that he would sit for a minute. He also states that the crowd of Maori around them were astonished at the exact depiction of Te Kuka's tattoos. The note says that Te Kuka was a carver of note, who carved a stick for [Robley].

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002281)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Te Kuha / H G Robley; Verso - [biographical details]

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