Kōrero: Wellington places

Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage

In the 1890s the Scottish artist James Nairn settled in Silverstream. He was a teacher at the Wellington design school and his ramshackle ‘Pumpkin Cottage’ (a large pumpkin was painted on its side) attracted painters interested in Impressionism. Among them were Nugent Welch and Fred Sedgwick. Along with other painters, they became known as the Silverstream School. This painting of Pumpkin Cottage, from around 1930, is by Algernon Gifford.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-200-004
Watercolour by Algernon Charles Gifford

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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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Upper Hutt', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/13476/pumpkin-cottage (accessed 16 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016