Portrait of Dennis and Matilda Murphy

Maker
Henderson, Alfred
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
Full length studio portrait of Dennis and Matilda Murphy of Dannevirke. Dennis is seated in a chair on the right side of the photograph. His wife Matilda stands to his right with one hand resting on the back of the chair and the other on the table beside her. She wears a black dress and her husband is attired in a suit with a black arm band, indicating that there has been a death in the family. Their daughter Norah Matilda Murphy died at age 11 of tuberculosis and meningitis in 1909.

Photographer, A Henderson.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Measurements
Photograph: Height x Width: 144 x 101mm
Card backing: Height x Width: 203 x 152mm
Signature/Inscription
A Henderson, Dannevirke, Photographers details, Embossed
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 7738
Credit Line
purchased by the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum
Other number(s)
m98/10, 7738, 84943

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These are my ggrandparents. Their daughter Norah Matilda died in 1909 of Tb and meningitis in Dannevirke.

- Mila Mackay on 12-09-2018 09:13:03

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