Engagement portrait of Frank Denton and Laura Close

Frank Denton, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand in 1899.
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About the Work
Portrait of Frank Denton and his first wife Laura Close on the occasion of their engagement in 1899, they married a year later in 1900. The photograph is most likely taken near Laura's family home at Pakaraka in the Bay of Islands.
Image 138 x 98mm
Support 188 x 136mm
black & white photograph
Black and white photograph of a man and a woman dressed in Victorian clothing amongst foliage. The man is moustached and sits, wearing a wide brimmed hat. The woman stands, wearing a wide brimmed hat also and holds a bouquet of greenery.
Credit Line
On long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Collection of Marcia Baker, Christchurch
Collection Type
Acquisition Date
09 Jul 1996



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