Story: Coe, Herbert James Bowkett

James and Jemi Coe, 1949

A painting of an artist sketching on paper, sitting in the foreground, with a woman standing in the background, perhaps in a campsite.

James Coe painted this portrait of himself and his wife Jemi in 1949. 

Using this item

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: ‘Akatarawa: self portrait of the artist and wife’, Gift of James and Jemi Coe, 1998. (1999-0034-7)

How to cite this page:

Michael Smythe. 'Coe, Herbert James Bowkett', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)