Portrait of Thomas Hudson Davis, his wife Elizabeth Taylor, and their son Henry Inman Davis

John Alexander Gilfillan, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1850. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Portrait of an early pioneer Whanganui family. Thomas Hudson Davis was an organist and played the first instrumental music in a church in Whanganu. Before arriving in Whanganui from 1848-1850 he and his wife Elizabeth (née Taylor) were in charge of St. James' Church School in Sydney, while he was the organist for the church there. The family moved to Whanganui circa 1855. The portrait shows their son William Inman Davis. William Inman Davis was born in Sydney in 1846, it is possible this painting was completed about 1850. They had a further 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Image: 745 x 626mm
oil on canvas
An early Wanganui family.
Credit Line
On long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Collection of Betty Scott, 1997.
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Acquisition Date
07 Mar 1997



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