Harpers Mansion: Louisa Atkinson watercolour – The Possum

Returning to the Southern Highlands is a significant painting by Louisa Atkinson, a noted botanist, journalist, novelist and artist of the mid-1900s. The watercolour entitled ‘Study of a Possum’ has been put on display at Harper’s Mansion, the National Trust property in Berrima, for a limited time.

Many of Louisa’s works are now held by the NSW State Library but the ‘The Study of a Possum’ was gifted to the National Trust by Janet Cosh, Louisa’s granddaughter, a long-time resident of Moss Vale.

The fragility of the watercolour and its susceptibility to fading means it can only be put on display for a few months.

Read more about the possum painting and Louisa Atkinson.

 

 

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9 Wilkinson Street
Berrima 2577 NSW

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16 December to 12 January 2019
19 April 2019 (Good Friday)

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