James Elsbee

British / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.c. 1810, d.1885 (Photographer)

Thomas Selby Cousins

British / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1840, d.1897

W. H. Wynn-Williams

  • 1864
  • oil on albumen photograph on board
  • Gifted by Robert Wynn-Williams, 2013
  • 215 x 185mm
  • 2013/069

Hand-painted photographs appeared briefly as a portraiture service in early Christchurch. Welsh-born lawyer William Henry Wynn-Williams settled in Canterbury in 1860 and became active in community life. Serving on the Canterbury Provincial Council from 1865 to 1875, he was also founding vice-president of the Canterbury Society of Arts in 1880 and MP for Heathcote in 1881–84.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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