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Foreword by Penelope Hobhouse.

"LADY PAINTERS is the story of nine New Zealand women artists, their life stories and their paintings. Flower painting is the elegant thread that connects these extraordinary women. Some were New Zealand-born, but most came from across the seas - new immigrants unlikely ever to return 'Home'. In the raw colony of New Zealand these lady painters took great solace in their art. Some painted to support themselves or their families, others largely for pleasure; all were fascinated and stimulated by the beautiful, strange flora of this new land. Their stories span a full century, beginning soon after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. They cover years of exciting botanical discovery; years of war and hardship; and years of colonial solidarity. In LADY PAINTERS Bee Dawson has captured the spirit of an era with a brilliant text full of lively and amusing accounts of daily life that feature an assortment of colourful characters. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings from each artist, this is a book to delight and treasure."

The artists:

* Martha King

* Emily Harris

* Fanny Osborne

* Sarah Featon

* Georgina Hetley

* Isabel Hodgkins

* Margaret Stoddart

* Ellis Rowan & Marianne North

Large format hardback 1999.

144 pages.

Lovely illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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