H., M. A.;

A Drawing of the Head of Bola, a New Zealand Chief

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1829
Watercolour on paper
135 x 100mm (image); 600 x 410mm (frame)

An engraved version of this image forms the frontispiece to George Bennett, ‘The Mode of Preparing Human Heads Among the New Zealanders’, Journal of the Royal Institution of Great Britain 2 (1831): 215–222.

Provenance

1990–
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from John Leech Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, September 1990

–1990
Unknown

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