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ID: 700001812Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Tess (painting (visual work); James McLachlan Nairn (Scottish painter, 1859-1904, active i...; 1893; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1939-0001-1)
Note: The model for the painting Tess was reputed to be Alice Jones, aged 16, at her father's farm in Pauahatanui, New Zealand. The artist, James M. Nairn, proposed to her when she was 18, but she rejected him as being, at 36, too old. By calling his painting "Tess," Nairn has recast her as the eponymous heroine of Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," imbuing her with the pastoral innocence of the central character early in the novel.
Titles:
Tess (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
painting (visual work) [300033618] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1893

Creator Display:
James McLachlan Nairn (Scottish painter, 1859-1904, active in New Zealand) [preferred,VP]
painter Nairn, James McLachlan (Scottish painter, 1859-1904, active in New Zealand) [500066981]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1939-0001-1
Credit Line: Gift of John Newton and Son, Kaiwharawhara, 1939
Creation: Wellington [7001775] Wellington region (region (administrative division)), North Island (national division), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: oil on canvas
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)
canvas [300014078]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, textile materials, <textile materials by process or technique>)

Dimensions: Image: 1220 (Height) x 1518 (Width) x mm; Frame: 1362 (Height) x 1674 (Width) x 54 (Depth) mm
General Subject:
landscape (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
cattle [300250116]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Artiodactyla (order), Bovidae (family)) (AAT)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
..... Iconography Candidate
sunlight [300056028]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, physical sciences concepts, physics concepts, <energy and related concepts>, energy, radiation (energy), electromagnetic radiation, light (energy), daylight) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Tess........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=42046; accessed 21 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=42046; accessed 21 August 2012
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