Mrs John Reid
John Horsburgh
Oil on canvas
Donated by Mr John Reid, 1932

John Reid was born near Stirling in Scotland in 1835. He emigrated to Australia in 1853 and moved to New Zealand in 1863. Reid began buying land in North Otago, creating an estate he named Elderslie after the birthplace of William Wallace. In 1883 he took his wife Agnes to the United Kingdom for her health. Whilst there he arranged for a Glasgow firm to build a refrigerated steamer, which he also named Elderslie, to transport refrigerated meat between Oamaru and Britain. He would also appear to have arranged for Edinburgh artist John Horsburgh to paint this portrait.
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1,395 (h) x 1,140 (w) x 95 (d) mm (framed)
(note: depth including hooks is 115mm)