Provenance : twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England, 1760-1990
- Hermione Waterfield and J.C.H. King.
- New ed.
- London : Paul Holberton Pub. ; [Seattle, WA] : Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2009.
- Physical description
- 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Sir Ashton Lever, 1729-1788
- Lieutenant General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, 14 April 1827-4 May 1900
- W.D. Webster, 11 May 1868-14 January 1913
- William Ockelford Oldman, 24 August 1879-30 June 1949
- Harry Geoffrey Beasley, 18 December 1881-24 February 1939
- Captain A.W.F. Fuller, 29 March 1882-13 December 1961
- William Ohly, 31 August 1883-22 July 1955
- James Thomas Hooper, 1 September 1897-9 February 1971
- James Keggie, 27 November 1901-30 July 1985
- Herbert F. Rieser, 16 June 1902-15 July 1978
- Kenneth Athol Webster, 17 December 1906-5 October 1967
- Kenneth John Hewett, 7 July 1919-15 July 1994.
- Publisher's Summary
- Detailed biographies describe the lives of twelve collectors of tribal art in Britain, active between 1770 and 1990. These men were rarely field collectors and only occasional travellers, but they were vigorous hunters, for whom the pursuit, handling and possession of such objects was what mattered. --The climax of the period of collecting from around 1880 to 1960 coincided with the maximum extent of Empire, when legions of explorers, missionaries, administrators, traders and military personnel brought back to Britain an inexhaustible quantity of exotic material.-- The sources for the collections included most of Africa, the Americas and the Pacific, as well as tribal societies in Asia. --The collectors described here - a interesting mix of highly individualistic, eccentric and sometimes avaricious men - could, and did, quite reasonably claim that they were saving ethnographic material for the future. This was partly based on the widely held notion that tribal cultures were disappearing and the idea that some museums were negligent and uninterested in ethnography. Several of the collectors eventually created museums themselves, most notably Pitt Rivers.-.
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