- Museum number
- Object: Hohepa Teumuroa [Hohepa Te Umuroa], New Zealand
Drawing; it depicts the side view of a Maori man (Hohepa Te Umuroa) with facial tattoos; wearing a full length cloak. 1846
Graphite and watercolour
- Production date
Height: 22.50 centimetres
Width: 16.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
One of five portraits in the British Museum done by Skinner Prout on 16 and 17 November 1846, while the Maori were in Hobart Penitentary, where they had been transported for life for armed rebellion against the British in New Zealand.
Prout notes that 'they were transferred to Van Diemen's Land on account of having taken an active part in the disturbances in New Zealand headed by the celebrated John Heki [Hone Heke]. To these sketches is attached their autographs.' Eth Doc 915
Hohepa Te Umuroa died on Maria Island, Tasmania 19 July 1847.
- Not on display
- Window mounted, in good condition.
- Acquisition notes
- In 1856 the artist John Skinner Prout sold Joseph Barnard Davis a collection of 36 of his portraits of Australian Aborigines and Maori people. After Davis's death in 1881, these portraits, along with other pictorial and ethnographic material, were acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg29-Pro