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William Allsworth: The Emigrants.
« on: Monday 10 April 23 14:09 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have knowledge about the painting; The Emigrants by Kent born artist William Allsworth 1811-1854 ?

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Re: William Allsworth: The Emigrants.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 April 23 14:56 BST (UK) »
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Re: William Allsworth: The Emigrants.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 April 23 15:02 BST (UK) »
Wikipedia article about James Mackay who commissioned the painting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mackay_(New_Zealand_politician,_born_1804)?wprov=sfti1

More at the Museum of New Zealand, as linked in the WP article:

https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/1406
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Re: William Allsworth: The Emigrants.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 April 23 15:55 BST (UK) »
Wikipedia article about James Mackay who commissioned the painting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mackay_(New_Zealand_politician,_born_1804)?wprov=sfti1

More at the Museum of New Zealand, as linked in the WP article:

https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/topic/1406

Thank you both for your kind replies. I should have been more exact, I am sorry.

The painting was commissioned by James Mackie, later known as James Mackay between 1843-1844. The work by William Allsworth travelled with the Mackie family to New Zealand. It was displayed in their temporary tent-house in Nelson until they built a home called Drumduan, where it was displayed again.

I would like to know, how the painting came to be purchased by the Te Papa Museum in 1992, with the help of a New Zealand Lottery Grant. I assume the painting was passed through the Mackay family but I am trying to confirm this. I have made an approach to the museum regarding the purchase, but they are yet to reply.

Grateful for any further help and assistance from Mackay family members or anyone who can help.  Thank you again.

regards Mike