[Portrait of darling Ivy]

T. G. Wickens and Company, Photographer

Jul 1898
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Maker and Role
T. G. Wickens and Company, Photographer
Production Date
Jul 1898
Black and white mounted photograph showing a young girl with short curly hair standing on a wicker chair in front of a decorated screen. She is wearing a dark coat with light coloured buttons down the front. The right shoulder has a fabric collar decorated with two button. A piece of fabric extends down from under the collar. It is thin, decorated with two buttons and has a triangular end. The buttons and end of the piece that extends from under the left should can also be seen. The coat shirt is full and ends just below her knees. She is wearing dark socks that end halfway up her shins and dark shoes that have a strap around the ankle fastened with a bobble of leather. She is wearing a broad white hat decorated with a white bow at the front and what looks like fur over the top. It is held by white ribbons tied in a bow to the left of her chin. The girl is looking towards the viewer with her head tilted to her left. Her right arm is straight down her body. Her left arm is raised with the hand resting on the top of the screen. Both hands are in dark gloves. The wicker chair seat is covered with a cushion. It is dark in the centre with a lighter frill around the edges. The centre has a floral pattern that can only partially be seen under the girl's shoes. Behind the girl and chair is the top part of a three panelled screen. There is a flower, leaf and bird pattern on each of the three panels. The upper edge and sides of each panel is a repeating stylised flower and leaf pattern. In front of the panel on the right and left is leafy vegetation probably some kind of floral arrangement sitting on the floor. Above the left side of the panel is what looks like an ornate curved framed mirror.
Physical Description
1 photograph : black and white ; 17 x 11 cm
Wickens Image of crest Manners St Wellington, N.Z. Embossed
To Tom with fondest love,
from his sister Fan? Taken July 1898
Darling Ivy Hand-written
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
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Credit Line
T. G. Wickens and Company. Jul 1898. [Portrait of darling Ivy], 16-0674. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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