Watercolour painting of Robert Moffat rescuing an abandoned child

Material Information

Watercolour painting of Robert Moffat rescuing an abandoned child
Alternate Title:
Robert Moffat rescuing an abandoned child
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Physical Description:
1 painting ; 27cm x 31.5cm


Subjects / Keywords:
Moffat, Mary, 1795-1871 ( lcnaf )
Moffat, Robert, 1795-1883 ( lcnaf )
Roby, Sarah, 1826- ( lcnaf )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- South Africa -- Northern Cape -- Seodin -- Kuruman Moffat Mission
-27.383333 x 23.433333


Scope and Content:
Notes on the reverse of the painting read, "said to have been painted by Mr Heaptry". The painting also shows a lady seen from the back [possibly Mrs Moffat]. The baby in the picture was Sarah Roby (a Bechuana girl said to have been buried in infancy, rescued and reared by the Moffats). ( English )
Custodial history: Painting originally presented [to the London Missionary Society] by the relatives of Mrs (Jemima) Luke. It was held as part of the LMS Museum (inventory item 133) before being transferred to SOAS Library in January 2008.
General Note:
Related material: A photograph of a painting of Sarah Roby (by Mrs Jemima Luke), can be found with images of Robert Moffat and his family held in the 'Livingstone Pictures' series (reference: CWM/LMS/Home/Livingstone Pictures/Box 2, File 17)
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Moffat, Mary, 1795-1871 : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Moffat, Robert, 1795-1883 : URI
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Roby, Sarah, 1826- : URI

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
CWM/LMS/Home/Africa Pictures/4 ( SOAS Order with reference )
CWM/LMS/01/09/05/04/04 ( SOAS CALM reference )


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