Drawing of a Saami teacher

Drawing of a Saami teacher
Accession number: 
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Drawing in pencil by Arthur Evans of a Saami man, identified as a depiction of a schoolteacher from Tromsø, Norway.

Drawing: Arthur John Evans
Date of drawing: after 1873 ?
Continent: Europe
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Norway
Region/Place: Tromsø
Cultural group: European Saami
Format: Drawing
Size: 127 x 76 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941


Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 7 original pencil sketches. Unmounted. Norway, Sweden, Finland’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Annotations on drawing: ‘Lapp schoolmaster/ Tromsö’ (written in pencil below drawing).

Research notes: This drawing would appear not to have been made by Arthur Evans during his trip to Finland in the summer of 1873, since his route on that occasion (along the Swedish coast) did not take in northern Norway. It is not known when the drawing was made.