Digitised Image

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

Reference Number: A-080-065

Head and shoulders portrait of Te Kuka, of the Ngaiterangi tribe, described on the verso as a wood carver of repute; his tattooing may have begin on 1800. The sitter is said to have had "an uncommon mark on centre of the nose".

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

Part of:
Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930 :Te Kuha. July, 1864., Reference Number A-080-065 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on sheet 219 x 146 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Robley notes on the back of the painting that a number of Maori were present at Matapihi and were astonished at the accurate rendering of Te Kuha's tattoos.

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002282)

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

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