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Girls Carrying a Canoe, Vaiala in Samoa

Artist:
John La Farge (American, New York 1835–1910 Providence, Rhode Island)
Date:
1891
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions:
17 15/16 x 21 7/8 in. (45.6 x 55.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger Gift, in memory of Mr. Arthur Hays Sulzberger, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.120
Not on view
Inscription: [below figure at left]: Otaota; [below central figure]: Siakumo; [at lower left]: La Farge 1891.; [at lower right]: Samoa. girls with canoe; [at bottom in margin]: My dear Bam, I send this as it is so far the most satisfactory of the sketches. paper has been wet in salt water / and the washing [?] out has made it absorbent as you see with this black india ink. I get [?] the thing [?] out in tone [?] so that it looks like a modern picture. might be any where--not here in South Seas, so I give it up.
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