[Gilfillan, John Gordon?], 1839-1875 :Putiki Waranui pah Wanganui / J.G. [Early 1860s?]

[Gilfillan, John Gordon?], 1839-1875 :Putiki Waranui pah Wanganui / J.G. [Early 1860s?]
1860 - 1875
Gilfillan, John Alexander, 1793-1863; Gilfillan, John Gordon, 1839-1875

Shows a scene in the pa at Wanganui. In the right foreground, three cloaked figures sit engaged in wood-carving. To the right of them, several hens scratch in the dirt. In the left foreground a black and white spotted pig sleeps tied to a pole, in front of a bearded cloaked Maori with a child on his back. He stands near a pataka at the far left; this stands in front of a meeting house with carved verandah poles and painted rafters. There are two other pataka in the right background. At the far left are the wooden poles of a palisade fence, and at the far right is a row of rakau huts.

Watercolour attributed by the vendor to John A Gilfillan, depicting a scene in the area in which he lived. It appears to be by a more primitive hand. It is signed J.G. or I.G. This could be his son John Gordon Gilfillan, the only child whose name begins with an I or J. John Gordon Gilfillan was an artist

Other Titles - Pa

Inscriptions: Verso - top left - [Title]; Recto - bottom left - J.G. or I.G.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour, 275 x 375 mm.

Provenance: Brought into the UK in August 2006, from a private collection, Vancouver Island.

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Ethnographic illustrations, Watercolour, 275 x 375 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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Gilfillan, John Alexander, 1793-1863. [Gilfillan, John Gordon?], 1839-1875 :Putiki Waranui pah Wanganui / J.G. [Early 1860s?]. Ref: C-142-003. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22299264

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