TLF ID R4410
This is an oil painting on canvas by the artists John Louis Steele and Kennett Watkins, painted in 1889. It depicts the destruction of the sailing vessel 'Boyd' by Mäori in Whangaroa harbour (far north of the North Island of New Zealand) in 1809. There are four Mäori waka (canoes) present. A waka in the foreground shows several Mäori leaping into the water in panic as the 'Boyd' explodes in the background. The painting measures 109.4 cm x 181.7 cm.