Maori Chief - Natai by Louis Auguste de Sainson
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Maori Chief - Natai by Louis Auguste de Sainson

Print Code: 9714
NZNZ$49.95


Maori Portrait (Traditional Tattoo)

Image size in millimetres: 550 x 440

Print of an 1833 French engraving of “Natai” a Maori chief from Bream Bay in New Zealand’s far north. Published by Wellington fine art print publisher Thorndon Fine Prints. This print faithfully records a traditional chisel cut tattoo which would have been of enormous interest to European eyes that had not seen moko before.

More early prints of Maori life and tattoo pictures are for sale in the Maori collection at New Zealand's specialist art print store and this print is also in the galleries listed below:

Louis Auguste de Sainson Prints
Portraits