Object Detail

Unmounted painting on paper, with wallpaper sample glued to back. House at right, and tree at centre, with fence running horizontally across lower half of composition.
Bett Loan Collection
Art Collection Number
Maker and Role
Painting/Fine Arts
Watercolor/Painting/Fine Arts
Measurement Description
Composition = 215 h x 343 w
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Ernest Knapp. Homestead of Harvey Knapp, [no date]. Watercolour. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC801.

Object Type


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The artist Ernest Knapp, was the elder son of William Harvey Knapp,and brother of Kempster James Knapp. Ernest would have grown up on this farm, which he left in the early 1900's in a move to the Wairarapa. There he married ?? Aulin, and was a store keeper. They eventually moved to the Waikato, where Ernest continued in retail businesses. Their marrige produced two sons.

- c moriarty

Posted on 29-08-2015 01:05:44