[Portrait of Isabella Harkness]

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Artist: Muriel Harkness (b.1888, d.1953)
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[Conté] drawing in black and white on rectangular sheet of grey paper with white mount, in wood frame, and glass. The drawing depicts a half length portrait of Isabella Harkness née McRae. Her hair is parted in the middle and her headdress frames her face, and covers her head and neck. A white ribbon is tied in a bow under her chin, with the long sash ends extending down her chest. Her shawl-like clothing and hands are sketchily depicted in black.

The drawing is signed 'M. HARKNESS'

Isabella arrived on the ship Mary Ann on 9 February 1842, with her family. Isabella married Mr William Harkness at Pitfure, Waimea South, on 16 August 1849. William Harkness ran the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond.
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Measurements
Frame = 710 h x 516 w x 20 d Composition = 527 h x 414 w
Measurements
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 527 x 414mm
Frame = Height x Width x Depth (mm) = 710 x 516 x 20mm
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Accession number
33.63
AC number
AC936

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