Portrait of the Artist's Son

John Alexander Gilfillan, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Whanganui Region, New Zealand in circa 1847.
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Measurements
Image: H290 x W183mm
Media
watercolour on paper
Description
Portrait believed to be of Francis Gilfillan, who died in a raid on the families Matarawa Valley farm on 18 April 1847. The artists wife and 3 of their 5 children died in the raid.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with funds raised by the NZ Founders Society Inc, 1979.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Sep 1979

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Accession Number:
1979/13/1

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