Charles F Goldie

Portrait of Thomson Wilson Leys

Portrait of Thomson Wilson Leys by Charles F Goldie

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Thomson Wilson Leys was born in Nottinghamshire, England and arrived in New Zealand with his parents in 1863, aboard the Tyburnia. A journalist, editor, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist he established the Leys Institute in Ponsonby, which provided a free library, children’s library, hall and recreation room which was officially opened in 1905. A generous donor and visionary, he donated paintings to the Auckland Art Gallery and was a member of the Mackelvie Trust. Leys was respected for his integrity and organisational abilities. (Chic Colonials: Ataahua, 2003)

Title
Portrait of Thomson Wilson Leys
Artist/creator
Production date
1904
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1163 x 908 mm
Inscription
C.F. Goldie Auckland 1904 (u.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Thomson W Leys, 1925
Accession no
1925/7
Other ID
OCM0863 Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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