[Photographs - Design]

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the archival photographs in our collection. It was made in Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand in 1898-1920s?.
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Object Detail

Board 420 x 320mm
Loose photograph 214 x 164mm
black and white photographs mounted on board
a) Board mounted with photographs of design work by Vivian Smith as follows:
Top row: Decorative panel, with a shield and horn.
Second row: Four vases and a ceramic tile, each glazed with a different design.

The board is undated, but was possibly compiled in the 1910s or 1920s. The photographs are likely to have been taken earlier, during Vivian Smith's time in England.

b) Photograph previously attached to the above board. The photograph shows a framed drawing representing a mural design for a domed structure. Vivian Smith's signature is visible on the drawing in the lower left hand corner. A label on the drawing reads: Design for the Decoration of a Memorial Chapel.

The photograph is undated, but was possibly taken while Vivian Smith was studying mural decoration at the Royal College of Art.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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