Sarah Murray, Gilfillan's first wife at the Spinning Wheel

John Alexander Gilfillan, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in circa 1826-1837. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Measurements
Frame 670 x 825mm
Image 453 x 358mm
Media
watercolour on paper
Subject Place
Description
A painting of a domestic scene with two women seated by a window. The older woman is wearing a black dress with white head covering and is seated in front of a spinning wheel operating it. The younger woman is wearing a yellow dress and holds a long blue scarf, she is looking towards the older woman while holding a book to read. There is a table with a green tablecloth beside her and a footstool beside her. The window has a burgundy coloured curtain draped at the left of the image.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift from Dr H W Wilson, Auckland and Mr J P Wilson, Waverley, 1943
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
03 Feb 1943

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Accession Number:
1943/1/1

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