# 26500

Portrait of a young Māori woman.

  • Sold

[Circa 1875]. Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 104 x 63 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint (verso blank); both the print and mount are in fine condition.

A striking, beautifully composed studio portrait of an unidentified Māori woman.

Provenance: from a family photograph album compiled by a female member of the family of John Sperry (1829-1890), Lands Commissioner, who was the father of New Zealand artist Eleanor Kate Sperry (1862-1893).