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Head of a West African woman in left profile
Presumably from one of Bray's 'Pallas' voyages of 1775-76. Bray clearly had an artistic interest in elaborate hairstyles, both European and African, of which this is a good example. PAJ2033 is fairly evidently a pair to it, possibly showing the same woman, but certainly the same hairstyle with a hat worn over it. With PAJ2011 and PAJ2039 they are two of four single monochrome studies of African heads by Bray in the related group, which also includes three more stylized pairs on single sheets in greater colour (PAJ2028, PJ2029 and PAJ2040).
Gabriel Bray (1750-1823)
Original size: 459 mm x 289 mm
- Image reference: PT2032
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London