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D. S. fl 1840s-1850s :[Soldier asleep in a whare, being watched over by a Maori woman. Between 1845 and 1858]

Reference Number: A-113-034

A young bare-footed soldier asleep on a pile of blankets, his rifle propped against the wall behind him. A young Maori woman is seated on the floor beside him, watching him affectionately as he sleeps. A woven kete (kit) is hanging on the wall and there is an open door to the right with a sunrise or sunset showing above distant hills. An open case stands in the doorway. The soldier is wearing a short blue coat, striped shirt and white trousers. The woman has one shoulder bare and is wrapped in a flax cloak with a black fringe and black tassles.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Robert Henry Wynyard, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Great Britain. Army. 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire), Wide-Eyed; early images of New Zealand (Exhibition), Sun - Rising and setting, Sleeping, Soldiers, Women, Maori, Papakainga, Bedrooms, Couples, New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847 and Rifles.

Part of:
D. S. fl 1840s-1850s :[Soldier asleep in a whare, being watched over by a Maori woman. Between 1845 and 1858], Reference Number A-113-034 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 151 x 202 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-011475)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: D S (in faint blue upper case letters)

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