- Oil on canvas
- Purchased, 1996
- 550 x 480 x 95mm
Short-term colonist, high-country sheep farmer and author Samuel Butler painted this portrait in 1861, the year before his friend John Marshman left Christchurch for six years to become Canterbury Province emigration agent in London. Marshman’s role would include screening settlers, overseeing the outfitting of emigrant ships, and writing books on the essentials of colonial life.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)