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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    Major-Greneral Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930)

    Maori Head

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    Major-Greneral Horatio Gordon Robley (1840-1930)
    Maori Head
    signed 'GRobley' (lower right) and inscribed 'No 34 Maori Head/young man tatued mostly on left/side of face but has jaw spiral/& work (under) the right ear/GR'
    brown ink and grey wash on paper
    8¼ x 5¼in. (21.5 x 13.3cm.)

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    Major General Horatio Gordon Robley joined the 68th Durham Light Infantry in 1858. "In 1863 the 68th Regiment left Burma for New Zealand and, in the following April, Robley took his troops to Tauranga to join General Cameron's forces attacking Gate Pa. Here he remained for 19 months during which his amazing series of sketches of Maori life were executed." (William John Phillips in Encyclopedia of New Zealand).

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