Please note: this is a single painting, Portrait of Katherine Mansfield.
This portrait was painted by Mansfield’s friend, American artist Anne Estelle Rice, while Mansfield was staying in Cornwall, England. Mansfield wrote to her husband:
“[Anne] came early and began the great painting — me in that red, brick red frock with flowers everywhere … I painted her in my way as she painted me in hers: her eyes … little blue flowers plucked this morning.”
In the five years that followed, Mansfield wrote many of her most loved stories.
He mea peita tēnei whakaahua kiritangata nā te hoa a Mansfield, arā, ko Anne Estelle Rice, he ringatoi nō Amerika, i te wā e whakaorangia ana a Mansfield i te mate kohi i Cornwall, Ingarangi. I tuhituhi a Mansfield ki tana hoa tāne:
“I haere wawe mai a [Anne], ā, ka tīmata i te peitatanga nui – ko ahau i roto i taua panekoti whero, he pereki whero tonu he putiputi katoa ... i peitatia ia e ahau ki tāku i pai ai, arā, i a ia e peita ana i ahau ki tāna: ko ōna karu ... he iti noa iho ngā putiputi kikorangi i katohia i tēnei ata.”
I ngā tau e rima i muri mai, i tuhituhi a Mansfield i te nuinga o āna pūrākau e tino arohatia nei.