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The wife of a 'werowance' or chief of Secotan, leaf from a volume (now consisting of 113 leaves of drawings), assocated with John White; standing to right, wearing a leather skirt and with tatoos, her arms folded
Watercolour, touched with bodycolour, heightened with white (oxidised)
Verso: Kalicho, an Inuk, seen from behind; wearing a sealskin jacket with hood and tail, holding a bow and paddle
Watercolour, with pen and grey ink
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Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 222 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For the album from which this was taken, see curatorial comment for BM SL-5270.1.
For John White's associated costume studies, see curatorial comment for 1906,0509.1.31 and for his associated watercolours of Inuit, see curatorial comment for 1906,0509.1.29.
For a discussion of the various versions of the five watercolours of Inuit associated with John White, see the discussion on pp. 164-65 of K. Sloan, A New World, 2007, summarized in part above. Since that was published (it includes an article by C Feest on historical images of native people, including the Inuit on pp. 71-2) a new image associated with these images by White has been discovered in Merckliche Beschreibung sampt eygenlicher Abbildung eynes frembden unbekanten Volks... (1578, copy in Zurich Zentralbibliothek) which includes a description of Frobishers 3rd trip and an image very close to the Sloane album images - the woodcut includes the male and female figures from the front and an image of a third figure in a kayak behind them. Either these images in the John White Sloane album were the originals of the woodcut figures (unlikely) or the Sloane album images of Inuit are based on this woodcut.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1965 Jan 30-Feb 22, NGC, Washington, John White, no.46
1965 26 Feb-14 Mar, NC Mus of Art, Raleigh, John White, no. 46
1965 17 Mar-5 Apr, NY, Pierpont Morgan Libr, John White, no. 46
2007 Mar-Jun, BM, 'A New World:...', no.22
2007/8 Oct-Jan, Raleigh, North Carolina Mus of History, 'A New World:...'
2008 Mar-Jun, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 'A New World:...'
2008 Jul-Oct, Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, 'A New World:...'
2013/14 Oct-Mar, Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, West Country to World's End.
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- Acquisition notes
- See Acq.Hist in BM SL-5270.1. Transferred from the Department of Manuscripts.
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