Story: Rural recreation

Musical group

Musical group

This watercolour, painted by William Mathew Hodgkins around 1880, captures a common colonial scene. A group gathers around a piano and joins in the music-making by singing or playing an instrument.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-213-013
Watercolour by William Mathew Hodgkins

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.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/17671/musical-group (accessed 24 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008