Louise Henderson

France / Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1902, d.1994

Manchester Street, Christchurch

  • Dame Louise Henderson Collection, presented by the McKegg Family, 1999
  • Oil on board
  • 530 x 590mm
  • 99/68
  • 1929
  • View on google maps

The Paris-born Louise Henderson (née Sauze) arrived in Christchurch in 1925 after marrying a New Zealander, and began her career here teaching design and embroidery at the Canterbury College School of Art. Henderson’s highly skilful, elevated view of Manchester Street, east of Cathedral Square, shows a streetscape that until the 2010–11 Canterbury earthquakes had remained largely intact.

(Above ground, 2015)