Henry Sarjeant's Home on his Sheep Station

Unknown, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in late 19th century. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Henry Sarjeant was a successful businessman and farmer with a sheep station in Fordell, near Whanganui. When he passed away in 1912 he left a substantial donation to the city of Whanganui to build an art gallery and to furnish it with works of art - known as the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
This painting was presented by Henry Sarjeant to Mr J.W. Garner, who managed the sheep station while Sarjeant was on a world tour. It was then passed on to Garner's grand-daughter Helen Smith, of New Plymouth, who gifted the painting to the Sarjeant Gallery in 1963.
- Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections, 2021
Measurements
Frame 405 x 590mm
Media
oil on canvas on board
Description
Painting of homestead with woman and two sheep on lawn and Mount Ruapehu in background. Henry Sarjeant's home and sheep farm at Fordell, Whanganui.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Mrs Helen Smith, New Plymouth, 1963
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Oct 1963

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1963/5/1