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Clam Shell with painting of TSS TOFUA, Union Steam Ship Company.; Mr Barnes,, Fra...

Clam Shell with painting of TSS TOFUA, Union Steam Ship Company., Mr  Barnes,, Frank, Between 1908 - 1932, 3385
Name/Title
Clam Shell with painting of TSS TOFUA, Union Steam Ship Company.
About this object
This clam shell was painted by Frank Barnes, a marine painter of the late 19th and early 20th century in Wellington. Barnes worked on a farm in the Hutt Valley and financed his drinking habit by painting ships that passed through Wellington Heads and selling his works in town. Built in Scotland in 1908, TOFUA carried passengers on pleasure cruises to the Pacific Islands but also had a more serious role in providing a regular service between New Zealand and the Pacific carrying cargo and other supplies until 1932, when she was sold.
Maker
Mr Barnes,, Frank
Maker Role
Artist
Date Made
Between 1908 - 1932
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
shell,oil paint
Measurements
295 mm x 180mm (LH)
Credit Line
Gifted by Kings College
Object Type
painting
Object number
3385

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Canadian- Australasian Line
Frank Barnes
marine art
painting
shell
Tofua


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