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

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

Medium and Materials

shell, oil paint

Place Made

New Zealand

Measurements

295mm x 180mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Painting/[MARITIME ARTS & CRAFTS]

Credit Line

Gifted by Kings College

Object Type

Art

Object number

1994.246.1

Copyright Licence  

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