- Lithograph, hand coloured
- Purchased, 2011
- 543 x 364mm
About the artist
While on a major drawing expedition through New Zealand in 1844, Adelaide-based George French Angas met and sketched Waikato rangatira Te Wherowhero. At an abandoned pā near Otawhao, he drew the elaborate four-metre-high tomb of the chief’s favourite daughter. Later, at nearby Ngahuruhuru, he was introduced to the tohunga whakairo (master carver) who made it, and the two artists exchanged compliments.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)