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Kuarke, the woman portrayed in this painting, was one of a group of six men and women from the Ituri forest in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo, who were persuaded to come to Britain by big-game hunter Colonel Harrison, and toured the country from 1905 to 1907. The group arrived in June 1905 and first appeared on stage at the London Hippodrome.
The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 39.8 cm
gift from Mr and Mrs Swan, 1933–1934