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Maori Totem

Horatio Gordon Robley (Funchal 1840 - London 1930)


Maori Totem

Lot-No. 640

Proceeds : 1.100,00 €


Pen and ink drawing, 20 x 13 cm, up. ri. inscribed 'Eye complete with 'and lo. le. inscribed 'Full size', unframed. - Provenance: From the estate of the Berlin dentist Prof. Wilhelm Dieck who was also member of the 'Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte'. - English soldier and explorer. Like his father, R. pursued a military career. He first served in Burma from 1858 and was already interested in local culture and society there; his talent for drawing was very useful to him. In 1863 he was sent to New Zealand and began documenting Maori culture, among it tattoos. He also had a collection of preserved Maori heads. In 1847 he quit the army and published the knowledge he had acquired in and about New Zealand.

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Horatio Gordon Robley: Maori Totem


Horatio Gordon Robley (Funchal 1840 - London 1930)

Maori Totem

Lot-No. 640

Proceeds : 1.100,00 €

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Pen and ink drawing, 20 x 13 cm, up. ri. inscribed 'Eye complete with 'and lo. le. inscribed 'Full size', unframed. - Provenance: From the estate of the Berlin dentist Prof. Wilhelm Dieck who was also member of the 'Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte'. - English soldier and explorer. Like his father, R. pursued a military career. He first served in Burma from 1858 and was already interested in local culture and society there; his talent for drawing was very useful to him. In 1863 he was sent to New Zealand and began documenting Maori culture, among it tattoos. He also had a collection of preserved Maori heads. In 1847 he quit the army and published the knowledge he had acquired in and about New Zealand.

Maori Totem
Maori Totem