A Samoan woman reclining on a bed of vegetation, dangling her foot in the water, holding a large leaf of a plant as a fan. Photograph by Burton brothers, 1899.
- Fallaize, Edwin Nichol, 1877-1957
About this work
Dunedin : Burton Bros., 1 October 1899.
1 photograph : photoprint
Samoan Venus "after the bath" Burton Bros Dunedin N.Z. protected Oct 1 1899
Bears number: 6393
Wellcome Library no. 540961i
Originally collected by British anthropologist Edwin Nichol Fallaize (1877-1957). Purchased by Capt. L.W.G. Malcolm in 1934, on behalf of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, for the price of £25. From a letter in the Wellcome archives dated 16th December 1934.