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Ashworth, Edward, 1814-1896 :[The Hobson album. Frontispiece]. Costumes, scenery, specimens of literature etc of the North Island of New Zealand, 1841 1842 1843

Reference Number: E-216-f-003

A background of tree ferns and other New Zealand trees, with the triangular sail of a Maori canoe used as the base on which the title of the volume is inscribed. Three Maori hold the sail upright, one standing in a second canoe, and two others sit in a third canoe, all with variant carved prows. In the foreground stands another man, a kiwi feather cloak on his shoulders and a taiaha in his left hand. A quote from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, 'Mislike me not for my complexion ...' is in the bottom right corner.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Edward Ashworth, Waka, Tree ferns, Men, Maori and Wood-carving, Maori.

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

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Sepia watercolour, 313 x 199 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-008384)

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