1894 : "Portrait of Mr Nairn"

Image number W012, image courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Description Watercolour on paper
Size (cm) 53 x 45 Signed Yes Dated 1894
Inscribed Owner Te Papa Collection Gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Exhibited WAC 1894 [024] nfs. OAS annual 1894 [205] np New Zealand Art - A Centennial Exhibition 1940
Picture notes Included in a photograph of the WAC 1894 exhibition in the possession of Te Papa. Reproduced in b/w in Art in Australia, 3rd Series #5 (1923). Evening Post 16 Jul 1894, p4 [WAC] "a masterful portrait". NZ Times 16 Jul 1894, p2 [WAC] "The portrait of Mr Nairn is admirable in feeling and thoroughly good in technique. The likeness is of course a speaking one, and the colour scheme exceptionally clever." Triad 1 Aug 1894 "The portrait of Mr Nairn is capital". "Portrait of Mr Nairn" was the title in the OAS 1894 catalogue. The title in the WAC 1894 catalogue was "Portrait - J.M.N."
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