C1886

A Samoan Princess

Artist:

Robert Atkinson (1863 - 1896)

In Samoan culture the women were much respected, with every village having its patroness, usually the chief’s daughter, who represented the community at the civil and religious feasts, introduced strangers to the tribe, and diffused general happiness by her cheerful … Read Full Description

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S/N: PAA-3175-PI-SAMOA–222156
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Full Title:

A Samoan Princess

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Robert Atkinson (1863 - 1896)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Samoan Princess - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

In Samoan culture the women were much respected, with every village having its patroness, usually the chief’s daughter, who represented the community at the civil and religious feasts, introduced strangers to the tribe, and diffused general happiness by her cheerful demeanour and radiant beauty.

Artist:

Robert Atkinson (1863-1896)

Born Leeds, England; studied there under Richard Waller, in Antwerp under Verlat. Went to New Zealand in 1885 for health reasons and settled in Auckland as a professional artist with a studio in Victoria Arcade. In 1885 he moved to Sydney and exhibited at the Art Society of N.S.W. in 1887 and 1888.

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