Emily & Isabel Macpherson c1870s. Australian Chinese School.
Australian Chinese School

Emily & Isabel Macpherson c1870s

Portrait of Emily Macpherson  c1870s
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
81 x 63.5 cm
Inscribed with Chinese characters on reverse

Portrait of Isabel Macpherson  c1870s
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
81 x 63.5 cm
Inscribed with Chinese characters on reverse

A pair in the original wood veneer frames

Provenance:
By descent in the family until 2006

Emily was born in 1863, daughter of  John Macpherson (1829-1915) and Elizabeth (Macdonald) (1832-1894).
She married Frederic Moore in 1887 and she was the mother of the artist, John D. Moore.

Isabel, her sister, was born in 1867.  She married Robert Aitken a flourmiller.  She was N.S.W. Associate Golf Champion in 1910.

John Macpherson was an ironmonger and head of the firm, Holdsworth, Macpherson and Co. of Sydney.  He was a Waverley councillor for many years and nine times Mayor of Waverley

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