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F. D. Gray
Terawhiti at Patent Slip
c. 1930


The Terawhiti tugboat in dry dock at Evans Bay

Artist: F. D. Gray
Title: Terawhiti at Patent Slip
Date: about 1930
School: New Zealand
Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 390 x 270 mm
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: signed lower left <<JD Gray>>; inscribed in pen and ink on verso <<”Terawhiti”/at Patent Slip/ £ 4 – 4 – 0/JD Gray/15 Kenwyn Terrace/ Wellington>>
Condition: good condition, colours fresh
Description: The Union Steam Ship Company tugboat, Terawhiti, pulled up at Patent Slip in Evans Bay, Wellington. Built in 1907, the Terawhiti served as Wellington harbour tugboat until 1947 when it was sold to Australian Steamship Ltd, Melbourne. Sank in 1950. See reference from NZ Ship & Marine Society
Reference: F D Gray exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts Wellington exhibitions from 1928-1933 Fine New Zealand Artists