Portrait study of Maori woman

Title: Portrait study of Maori woman
Description: Sketch of a Maori woman, probably drawn at Tolaga Bay, New Zealand.Parkinson wrote: “Many of the women that we saw had very good features, and not the savage countenance one might expect; their lips were in general, stained of a blue colour, and several of them were scratched all over their faces as if it had been done with needles and pins.” (Parkinson Journal, 98).
Date: October 1769
Author: Sydney Parkinson
Dimensions:203 x 162
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 23920f.62
Record no.: 19015
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