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Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :[Meeting of the artist and Hongi at the Bay of Islands, November 1827]

Reference Number: G-707

Shows canoes, storehouse and carved objects. Hongi is seated in a central position, with huia feathers in his hair. Earle, seated on the left, is gesturing and is wearing a green cap. Another European is seated behind Earle, his friend Shand. Hongi's family and supporters surround him and the group is seated at the base of a low cliff.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Oil paintings, related to Augustus Earle, Hongi Hika, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Two centuries of New Zealand landscape art (Exhibition), Treasures in Trust (Exhibition), The dream collectors (Exhibition), Russell, Waka, Maori - Pataka, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing, Wood-carving, Maori and Maori - Moko.

Part of:
Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :[Meeting of the artist and Hongi at the Bay of Islands, November 1827], Reference Number G-707 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 oil(s)Oil on canvas 578 x 898 mm (sight). Single art work

Historical Notes: The meeting took place in a bay about 1 mile from Kororareka (Russell). Hongi had fought without his armour, supplied by King George IV, and had been wounded by a ball in the chest. He was to die the following year.

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

Other copies available: Copied in colour and black and white. Negs 2862 mnz 1/2 and colour neg 11959 1/2 show the painting before conservation in the 1960s. There is a total of 19 slides of the work, and 13 colour transparencies in June 1994; also a small colour print, taken pre-conservation, showing an earlier frame - no negative number.

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - on the back neck area of the cloak of the foremost reclining figure: A.E.

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