Artist unknown :New Year's Eve on the Line on voyage home from New Zealand, Decr 31st, 1864.

Artist unknown :New Year's Eve on the Line on voyage home from New Zealand, Decr 31st, 1864.

Shows passengers relaxing on a ship's deck with birds, a dog; a ship's bell inscribed "Royal Dan", presumably for Royal Dane, Queensland emigrant clipper. Passengers include one man with a small boy bouncing on his ankles, while another waits his turn; two adult women, one reading, the other sewing; a small girl embroidering; and an older girl. The woman sitting below the other passengers at the front, reading, a large dog at her side, is likely to be Mrs Lloyd, as identified on the back of the watercolour.

'Mrs Lloyd' may possibly be Sarah Lloyd, wife of Rev. Frederick John Lloyd. One of the group of watercolours associated with this one is at Judges Bay, home of William Swainson. The Lloyds, originally from Ireland, were friends of William Swainson's. This collection of watercolours was purchased in Ireland. However Sarah Lloyd is not known to have made a visit from Auckland to England in 1864 to 1865. She gave birth to a child in Auckland in July 1863 and another, also in Auckland, in September 1865.

Inscriptions: Verso - Capt & Mrs Davis. Capt & Mrs Alexander, R.N. Mrs Lloyd.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour on paper 187 x 244 mm.

Transfers: Purchased with A-161-032/041. All appear to be by the same hand..

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour on paper 187 x 244 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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Artist unknown :New Year's Eve on the Line on voyage home from New Zealand, Decr 31st, 1864.. Ref: B-064-022. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23099007

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