Product images of Poedooa, the Daughter of Oree, (b. circa 1758)
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Poedooa, the Daughter of Oree, (b. circa 1758)
A three-quarter-length portrait of Poedua (or Poetua, the usual modern spelling), the 19-year-old daughter of Orio, chief of the Haamanino district of Raiatea (Ulietea), one of the Society Islands neighbouring Tahiti. The portrait resulted from Captain Cook's third voyage 1776-80 and was one of the earliest images of a Polynesian woman produced by a European painter for a western audience.
- Image reference: BHC2957
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Ministry of Defence Art Collection