HomeObject Detail
Art

Old Homestead, Diamond harbour; Stoddart, Margaret; 1913; 69/25

Old Homestead, Diamond harbour, Stoddart, Margaret, 1913, 69/25
Name/Title
Old Homestead, Diamond harbour
About this object
Diamond Harbour lies on the southern side of Lyttelton Harbour and is named after the way the sunlight reflects like diamonds off the water. Margaret Stoddart’s father, Mark Pringle Stoddart, was one of the original European settlers in the region, and he arranged for the cottage depicted in this work to be made in Australia and brought out around 1861.This painting is from Stoddart’s mature period, completed several years after her return from studying art in Europe between 1898 and 1906. Her mature style is marked by a very expressive watercolour technique combining fluid washes of colour in a spontaneous manner. Stoddart was born in Diamond Harbour on Banks Peninsula, but in 1876 the family sailed for Britain and she received her early education in Edinburgh. The family returned to New Zealand in 1879, and in 1882 Stoddart enrolled at the Canterbury College School of Art. She was a founding member of the Palette Club, whose members were concerned with painting outdoors.
Maker
Stoddart, Margaret
Date Made
1913
Credit Line
Collection Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; purchased, 1959
Object Type
Watercolour
Object number
69/25

Tags



Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.

Results from DigitalNZ

Diamond Harbour lies on the southern side of Lytte...
Old Homestead, Diamond Harbour
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
 Margaret Olrog Stoddart was born on 3 October 186...
Stoddart, Margaret Olrog - Biography
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Landscape. Stoddart was born in Diamond Harbour, a...
The Old Almond Tree, Diamond Harbour
University of Canterbury Library
Initially acclaimed as a flower painter, Margaret ...
Margaret Olrog Stoddart painting from nature
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
 Margaret Olrog Stoddart, about 1910
Margaret Olrog Stoddart, about 1910
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
More...
Copyright Licence Help
All rights reserved
+ Add Comment