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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc2006,Drg.258

  • Description

    Drawing; a group of people under a canopy on board a boat. Some are sleeping, some are seated, some are standing. Some are wearing cloth wraps, and some are wearing western-style clothing. Baskets, umbrellas, clothes and luggage are hanging from the rafters and are on the ground. 1954.
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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1954
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 55 centimetres
    • Width: 76.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        label with drawing
      • Inscription Content

        65
        From Lifuka. Ha'apai, to Neiafu, Vava'u. aboard the "Aoniu".
        Ms:- Pages 77-78. "Immediately beside my sketching pitch ... 'masterpiece' of the Tongan passengers!"
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        in drawing
      • Inscription Content

        Noelle Sandwith
      • Inscription Comment

        black ink, handwritten
  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Acquisition notes

    Miss Noelle Sandwith donated a collection of 65 drawings, eleven framed paintings, a collection of prints and negatives, and a manuscript entitled "Wide-eyed in Tonga".

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc2006,Drg.258

  • Additional IDs

    • 65 (Sandwith reference number)
Drawing; a group of people under a canopy on board a boat. Some are sleeping, some are seated, some are standing. Some are wearing cloth wraps, and some are wearing western-style clothing. Baskets, umbrellas, clothes and luggage are hanging from the rafters and are on the ground. 1954.
Graphite.

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