Homestead of Harvey Knapp

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Artist: Ernest Knapp
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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.
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Composition = 215 h x 343 w
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AC801
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Ernest Knapp. Homestead of Harvey Knapp, [no date]. Watercolour. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC801.

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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