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Painting, Untitled [Clara Emily Clendon]; 'Allport'; XCH.206

Painting, Untitled [Clara Emily Clendon]; 'Allport'; XCH.206
Painting, Untitled [Clara Emily Clendon]
About this object
This watercolour painting is a portrait of Clara Emily Clendon. Clara was born on 14 April 1866 and was the daughter of Captain James Reddy and Jane Takotowi Clendon (nee Cochrane). In this image, Clara is pictured wearing a high-necked dress and a golden locket necklace. Her hair is loose and is partially tied up with a black ribbon tied in a bow.

Clara married Andrew Webster on 19 February 1885 at Herd’s Point Church in Hokianga. They had three children: Frederick, James Reddy and Edith May.

For more information about the Clendon family and Clendon House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

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Medium and Materials
Painting: Watercolour, gouache, pen and ink and graphite over photographic image
Frame: Plaster and glass

Inscription and Marks
'Allport Auckland' is written in pencil on the lower right-hand corner.
Painting: 25.4 x 20.4cm
Frame: 50.7 x 45.5 x 2.9cm

Subject and Association Keywords
Credit Line
Collection of Clendon House, Heritage New Zealand Historic Pouhere Taonga
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Andrew Webster
Clendon family
James Reddy Clendon
Jane Takotowi Clendon (nee Cochrane)
Victorian fashion

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