Richard Wallwork

England / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1882, d.1955

George Laurenson

  • 1914
  • Oil on canvas
  • Transferred from Banks Peninsula District Council, 2006
  • 950 x 830mm
  • 2009/046

George Laurenson (1857-1913) was MP for Lyttelton from 1899 until his death. The painting was commissioned after Laurenson's death and was completed from photographs. It was unveiled at a ceremony in Norton's Rooms, Lyttelton on 13 July 1914.

A full report of this event appeared in 'The Press' the following day.