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Garden Scene: Woman 'Neath Trees; Mr Nairn, James; Post 1890; 83/5

Garden Scene: Woman 'Neath Trees, Mr Nairn, James, Post 1890, 83/5
Garden Scene: Woman 'Neath Trees
About this object
A garden scene in an impressionist like style, most likely of the artist's wife Ellen Nairn.
Maker Role
Date Made
Post 1890
Medium and Materials
Oil on Board
Place Made
New Zealand
Subject and Association Description
While living in Scotland, James Nairn belonged to a group of artists called the 'Glasgow Boys' who were interested in painting the everyday, instead of the more academic style painting which was prevalent at the time. Nairn moved to New Zealand in 1890 because of the temperate climate for his ill health. This image is likely to have been painted in his own garden in Thorndon, Wellington.
Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Purchased 1983
Object Type
Object number


James Nairn
oil painting

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