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Reine Cahoumanou

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Prt.90

  • Title (object)

    • Reine Cahoumanou
  • Description

    Print. Portrait of Queen Cahoumanou of the Hawaiian Islands, wearing a cloth wrap dress, a hair ornament, a necklace, and holding a fly whisk. The Queen sits on a mat, inside a semi enclosed area made from cloth. Behind the Queen sits a man, also wearing a cloth wrap and holding a fly whisk. Through an opening in the cloth enclosure, is a view of a sailing ship at sea. 1822.
    Lithograph, with blue, green and red tones.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1822
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.4 centimetres
    • Width: 40.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Language

        French
      • Inscription Content

        III
        lith par norblin apres Choris Lith de Langlume
        Reine Cahoumanou
      • Inscription Translation

        III
        Lith by Norblin after Choris Lith by Langlume
        Queen Cahoumanou
      • Inscription Comment

        printed in ink
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of print
      • Inscription Content

        KXT.OC.20.
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Published in: Choris, Louis (1822) "Voyage pittoresque autour du monde: avec des portraits de sauvages s'Amerique, d'Asie, a'Afrique, et des iles du Grand Ocean/ des paysages, des vues maritimes, et plusieurs objets d'histoire naturelle".
    It is believed that this print was bound together (see holes on side and/or top of print) alongside other prints by Louis Choris, which are now part of the BM Pictorial Collection.

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  • Condition

    Two holes.Tears on reverse of print held together with adhesive tape.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Prt.90

  • Additional IDs

    • III (Plate number)
    • KXT.Oc.20 (Old BM series number)
Print. Portrait of Queen Cahoumanou of the Hawaiian Islands, wearing a cloth wrap dress, a hair ornament, a necklace, and holding a fly whisk. The Queen sits on a mat, inside a semi enclosed area made from cloth. Behind the Queen sits a man, also wearing a cloth wrap and holding a fly whisk. Through an opening in the cloth enclosure, is a view of a sailing ship at sea. 1822.
Lithograph, colour

Print. Portrait of Queen Cahoumanou of the Hawaiian Islands, wearing a cloth wrap dress, a hair ornament, a necklace, and holding a fly whisk. The Queen sits on a mat, inside a semi enclosed area made from cloth. Behind the Queen sits a man, also wearing a cloth wrap and holding a fly whisk. Through an opening in the cloth enclosure, is a view of a sailing ship at sea. 1822. Lithograph, colour

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