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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    Charles Frederick Goldie (1870-1947)

    "Memories" -- Tamaiti Tukino, a Chieftainess of the Ngatituwharetoa tribe (aged 95 years)

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    Charles Frederick Goldie (1870-1947)
    "Memories" -- Tamaiti Tukino, a Chieftainess of the Ngatituwharetoa tribe (aged 95 years)
    signed 'C.F. Goldie' (upper left)
    oil on panel
    7 7/8 x 5 7/8in. (20.1 x 15cm.)


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    A typed inscription on a fragment of a detached John Leech gallery label, which accompanies the lot, describes the subject: 'TAMAITI TUKINO, A Chieftainess of the NGATITUWHARETOA TRIBE (aged 95 years) lived at TOKAANU, LAKE TAUPO, a descendant of the very noted Chief TE HEU HEU of the great ARAWA TRIBE. The background [is] of RAUPO, a reed used for house building. Dress A KOROWAI mat, Neck ornament. A Greenstone HEI TIKI. Ear pendant of Greenstone.'

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    Provenance

    with John Leech, Auckland, December 1919.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, 21 Sept. 2000, lot 61 (£16,450).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Exhibited

    Auckland, Auckland Society of Fine Arts, 1919, no.127 ('"Memories" -- Tamaiti Tukino aged 95 years', 8gns).