Clam Shell with painting of TSS TOFUA, Union Steam Ship Company.; Mr Barnes, Fr...
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
Between 1908 - 1932Medium and Materials
shell, oil paintPlace Made
295mm x 180mmSubject and Association Keywords
Gifted by Kings CollegeObject Type