Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Melba Collection

The Melba Collection 
reproduced with the permission of the 
272 Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand
PO Box 37-344, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

The opening preview was held on 20 May 1979 with a presentation to the Alexander Turnbull Library of the artist last sketch book.
 Exhibition and Sale was held from 21 May to 1 June 1979



... The mayor [of Wellington] then declared the show open. Mr. Van der Velden, an artist well known in Australia, was represented by an empty frame. His picture was to have been entitled "Mother and Child." It was explained that the picture was not ready, and the artist's reason for the delay was the fractiousness of the baby model, "which would not keep still."
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Tuesday 12 October 1909, page 6


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