Foy Brothers

Rueti Watea

Rueti Watea by Foy Brothers

Artwork Detail

The inscription on the back of the work reads 11 Nikau Street, Mt Eden, which was Joseph Michael Foy’s residence after he moved to Auckland in 1909. This inscription would possibly indicate a date of c.1909-1920, however the writing seems to be applied later – as it is in pen and features different penmanship.

The mount for the photograph is stamped with ‘Foy Bros Thames N.Z.’. It is therefore most likely that the photograph dates from the Thames period (1872-1909).

Rueti Watea
Foy Brothers
Production date
circa 1872-1909
cabinet card with albumen silver print
163 x 108 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from Peter Langdon (custodian), Frances Langdon, Mark Langdon and Paul Langdon, whose father John Marshall (Jack) Langdon was the son of Louisa Langdon, one of the seven children of James Joseph Foy
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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