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Object: Velvet portrait of a Polynesian woman

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Title Velvet portrait of a Polynesian woman
Production McPhee, Charles (artist), circa 1940
Medium summary oil on velvet
Materials velvet, oil paint
Classification paintings
Dimensions Overall: 520mm (Length) x 360.5mm (Width)
Credit line Purchased 2010
Registration number FE012528
This is a half-length portrait of a Polynesian woman painted on black velvet, wearing a red hibiscus fibre over her left ear, and a garland of red flowers on her head. Her shoulders are bare, and she is wearing a sarong.

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