- Oil on canvas
- Transferred from Banks Peninsula District Council, 2006
- 800 x 640mm
Mary Donald (née Townsend) was a professional portrait painter in London before arriving in Canterbury with her family in December 1850. In 1852 she was commissioned to paint John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, whose wife Charlotte observed that Mary “did not expect to be asked for such things here”.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)