About the Work
It is possible this is an image taken of Thomas William Downes on one of his many trips up the Whanganui River.
Frame 1200 x 900 mm
black and white photograph
Large scale black and white photograph showing the 'Drop Scene' on the Whanganui River, with steep vertical cliffs covered in foliage and bush. In the foreground is a waka with 3 occupants, a man lying down resting, a man seated with a moustache and head scarf/cap, and another seated man, possibly Maori. The waka is tied to the bank. It is possible the man with moustache could be Thomas William Downes on one of his Whanganui River expeditions. The photograph is framed and glazed in a wide oak frame.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Bruce Speedy, 2021
20 Jul 2021