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Te Kuha at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal

Here we are looking around the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) here in Montreal, Canada. This is a portrait of the fierce Maori chief Te Kuha (1840) by Horatio Robley an infantryman in the British forces that opposed Te Kuha in Funchal, Island of Medeira. They were at war against each other, but the watercolorist Robley asked Te Kuha to post for a portrait and he agreed in exchange of rum and tobacco.  

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