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Sarjeant Gallery, 1958

Sarjeant Gallery, 1958

Whanganui's Sarjeant Gallery opened in 1919. The name commemorates local farmer Henry Sarjeant, who left money in his will for a public art gallery when he died in 1912. These women, who look as though they have been artfully arranged by the photographer, are contemplating large paintings and the exhibition catalogue in 1958.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-034502-F
Photograph by T. Ransfield

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Roger Blackley, 'Art galleries and collections - Galleries and collections, 1900 to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42084/sarjeant-gallery-1958 (accessed 27 April 2017)

Story by Roger Blackley, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 8 Aug 2016