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Painting of a portrait of Katherine Mansfield

Celebrating Katherine Mansfield E whakanui ana i a Katherine Mansfield

January 2023 marks 100 years since the death of Wellington-born writer Katherine Mansfield, whose stories are celebrated the world over.

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E tohu ana te Kohitātea o 2023 i te kotahi rautau atu i te matenga o te kaituhi i whānau mai i Te Whanganui-a-Tara, arā, ko Katherine Mansfield, nāna ngā pūrākau e whakanuitia ana puta noa i te ao.

  • When | Āhea 6 Dec 2022 – 28 Apr 2023
  • Where | Ki hea Toi Art, Level 5

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.

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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.

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