Hay-Campbell, Charles Duncan 1867?-1936 :The hall at Mokoia [Taranaki, the home of the Lysaght family. ca 1920]

Hay-Campbell, Charles Duncan 1867?-1936 :The hall at Mokoia [Taranaki, the home of the Lysaght family. ca 1920]
1915 - 1936
Hay-Campbell, Charles Duncan, 1867-1936; Moore, Dorothy Evelyn, 1887-1963

View of the wood-lined interior of a large house. A carpet strip runs along the centre of the hall, there are floral-covered ottomans and tall blue curtains on the right, pictures on the walls on both sides, other small items of furniture and an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling.

"Mokoia" was the Lysaght family home from the late nineteenth century onwards.

According to Mrs Josephine Forbes, a family member who spent much time at "Mokoia" in her youth, this painting hung in the hall it depicts. The view looks towards the main front door (at the far end). The door on the right led to a tiny courtyard. In the right distance is a marble table that stood in from of the window, with a Chinese umbrella stand beside it. The dining room was to the left, out of sight. The lamps ran on colza oil, made from rapeseed. The house had nine bedrooms and is no longer standing. (Personal communication to Curator, Drawings & Prints, 15 Sept., 1995)

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - C. Hay-Campbell; Verso - [In pencil] The hall at "Mokoia" by Mr Hay-Campbell. Left to A. F. J. Park by Dorothy E Moore Aug 1963. For Mrs A. F. J. Park, Rangitoto, Te Kuiti.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour 357 x 250 mm

Provenance: By descent from Lysaght family to Dorothy Evelyn Moore, sister of artist John Lysaght Moore; left by her to her cousin Mrs Anna Frances J. Park (nee Atkinson, daughter of Louisa and Alfred Atkinson), Rangitoto, Te Kuiti, 1963; then to Atkinson family?; then to dealer John Leech Gallery, Auckland.

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour 357 x 250 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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