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John Alexander Gilfillan

Also known as: James Alexander Gilfillan.


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Canoes on the Wanganui River, from a sketch by J. A. Gilfillan. Note the difference in ornament between the two canoes, one a simple river dugout for short trips, the other a more elaborate canoe for longer journeys From a pencil drawing by J. A. Gilfillan] — Hone Heke Interior of a pa, near Wanganui, 1840, from a lithograph of J. A. Gilfillan's picture. The pa is generally believed to be Putiki. Note again the stockade and houses. This picture is full of very interesting details J. A. Gilfillan: Interior of a Native Village (c. 1850) J. A. Gilfillan: Traders Bartering (c. 1846) This oil painting was made by W. Wright in 1912, and the original now hangs inthe Auckland Art Gallery. Entitled 'A Native Gathering,' the picture shows many of the European influences in the life of the modern Maori. It is interesting to compare these two pictures with Gilfillan's lithograph (1840) on the right of page 17 Valley of the Waikato., — Watercolour. Size 10″ × 14″. — John Alexander Gilfillan


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