Painting, Portrait of Catherine McNab; J. Moffat; 1885; GO.B2.53

Name/Title

Painting, Portrait of Catherine McNab

About this object

A portrait of Catherine McNab painted in 1885.

We don't know the background to the creation of this work but its significance is that McNab family were early pastoralists in Eastern Southland. Catherine and her brother Alexander were originally from Argyllshire, Scotland. Alexander took up the Knapdale Run in the Mataura River Valley in 1855 and Catherine lived on the farm with Alexander and his family.

This is one of three 'McNab' portraits in our collection. The other two are of Alexander McNab and his wife Janet. All three are online.

Maker

J. Moffat

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

1885

Period

1880s

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, textile, canvas
organic, vegetal, wood

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh

Inscription and Marks

Painted in light red in bottom left corner: 'J. Moffat Edin' 1880' .
Written in ink on two white labels on reverse of frame:
'W 70' & 'B2 51".

Measurements

h 697 mm x w 585 mm x d 60 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

artworks

Object number

GO.B2.53

Copyright Licence  

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