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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

TOWNSEND, Mary (Mrs W. Donald)

TOWNSEND, Mary (Mrs W. Donald)

Born England and studied art there: executed portrait commissions before in 1850 accompanying her parents, nine sisters and brothers and a cousin to New Zealand, arriving in Lyttelton on the Cressy in December. Married Dr Wm Donald a year later and lived in Lyttelton where he had a practice: painted a portrait of her husband for the Lyttelton Council. Her oil portrait of Arthur Godley, son of John Godley, Chief Agent of the Canterbury Association, is in Canterbury Museum. Painting of Port Lyttelton in Turnbull; it was etched for inclusion in Canterbury Papers with three drawings by Sir William Fox.