Kōrero: Tuwhare, Hone

‘Mihipaea is bathed’

‘Mihipaea is bathed’

Hone Tuwhare’s mother, Mihipaea, died when he was five. This painting by Shirley Grace, who was Tuwhare’s partner for a time, shows Tuwhare’s father, Pene, bathing Mihipaea. The young Hone peers around the door, and Grace’s granddaughter is depicted as a cherubim. Tuwhare bought the painting, which he admired greatly.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection
Oil on canvas by Shirley Grace

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Janet Hunt. 'Tuwhare, Hone', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/6t1/tuwhare-hone (accessed 30 September 2020)