Ropiha Bevan, Artist
This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1991.
About the Work
Pipiriki House was a hotel located at Pipiriki on the banks of the Whanganui River which provided accommodation for passengers travelling upstream from Whanganui city/town. First constructed in 1899-1903 it burnt down on 10 March 1909 and was rebuilt within 9 months. It burnt down again in 1959 and was never rebuilt.
Image 415 x 610 mm
coloured felt pen on paper
Coloured felt pen drawing on paper showing the historic Pipiriki House on the Whanganui River, white two-storied weatherboard exterior with red roof, long verandah and balcony across the front, on the bank above the Whanganui River. On the River are three boats, two are paddle steamers, one is docked below Pipiriki House, the other two have passengers on board. The picture is framed at either side by a tall punga trees. There are hills behind the building. At centre near the bottom edge of the picture is a waka with the title, date and artist signature along the side in red pen.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the Wanganui Arts Society, 2023
07 Mar 2023