Joseph Merrett

Rakapa Ngawai with her sons Eru and William

Rakapa Ngawai with her sons Eru and William by Joseph Merrett

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Title
Rakapa Ngawai with her sons Eru and William
Artist/creator
Production date
1852
Medium
watercolour
Dimensions
302 x 223 mm
Inscription
verso - various inscriptions, including in ballpoint RAKAPA NGAWAI. IN ARMS WILLIAM STANDING ERU?. Written twice - once in pencil and once in ballpoint. "Rakapa Ngawai. In arms, William, standing Eru; (both died. William when a baby - Eru as a young man in Sydney. Eru Herslett - by Rakapa's first husband. Hill in distance = Kakapuka. Painted in house in Te Awamutu. Joseph Merritt (sic). Artist. Died 1854-1852 approx"..
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the descendents of John Edwards and Rakapa Ngawai, 1986
Accession no
1986/10
Other ID
1986/10/A
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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