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About 1865 Nicholas Chevalier visited New Zealand with his wife and went on a tour of the lakes and mountains of Otago.

Lower left (l.l.) in pencil: Brain Stem (Ventral Surface)

This small watercolour of Dunedin from Little Paisley was painted by Edward Immyns Abbot in 1849. The work was acquired by Dr T.M. Hocken who described the artist as ‘a young surveyor of superior abilities’. The surveyor’s role was to record…

"In the 1960s Wellington's long settled inner suburb of Thorndon was threatened by the proposed construction of a motorway through it. Old houses were pulled down and Wellington's first cemetery was demolished." "When plans for an extension to the…

GH Brown says painted to show art school style fashion; Ron Brownson says painted to explore use of texture.

Lower left (l.l.) with brush: E Anscombe July 1891; verso: artist’s name & title on torn label

Upper right (u.r.) impressed into paper: Geological Survey N.Z. Otago; on original mount in pencil: Mount Aspiring from Wanaka Lake. Dr Hector.

On original mount in pencil: Southern part of Lake Wanaka

Lower left (l.l.) in pencil: Clairmont; l.r. in ballpoint pen, bracketed in blue pencil: (“3 windows)” known as (“Can’t) Oct 76; verso in blue pencil: No 1; verso mount in ballpoint pen: Owner - L. Wilson 10.5.84; label: Bosshard Galleries.…

Verso in ink over pencil: View of Wilsons house Remuera, taken from the lawn tennis paddock. M.E April unfinished; recto mount in pencil: View of Wilson’s house. Remuera; verso mount in pencil: [title] M. E(lwe?) April unfinished

Upper right (u.r.) in pencil: fine leaves rata; verso in pencil: Rata (leaf fine) - nikau palm at foot; verso mount: [title]

Lower right (l.r.) with brush: I. Field 08; label … Country … [illeg] Mrs W.H. Field

"[Field's] ideas on painting had been influenced by the Post-Impressionists to the extent of allowing heightened colour and a degree of flattening and formal interest in the constructin of the imagery. Anywhere else Field would not have seemed…

Lower right (l.r.) with brush: R.N. Field, 28. verso: landscape in oils.

Lower left (l.l.) in pencil: Kawatau river at the junction of the Rangitikei river

Lower left (l.l.) & l.r. in pencil: Dunedin; on mount in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Dunedin, Otago. Jan. 1849. (By Mr (Sir William) Fox. [numerals & key] 1. Mr Charles Kettle’s house (Chief Surveyor) 2. N.Z. Co’s Survey Office about Bond St &…

Lower left (l.l.) in blue ink: Rakawakaputa, P. Cooper Plains W. Fox Dec.r 1848; on sketchbook mount: Native wata or storehouse at Wataputa Canterbury Jan. 1851; label: Sir Wm Fox; verso mount: 10; on flypage of sketchbook in ink: Thomas Morland…

Verso in pencil: New Plymouth 1849. 3 44 [(a)] 3 [(b), framing instructions (d)]; labels in ink in Dr Hocken's hand: New Plymouth in 1849. Sir Wm Fox. Marsland Hill, on top of which were the ruins of a strong Maori Pah called Pukaka. In 1855 in…

Verso l.l. in ink: Melville Cove, Gore Bay, Cooks Straits; on sketchbook mount: Melville Cove. S. side of Cooks Straits. 1845 ; on flypage of sketchbook in ink: Thomas Morland Hocken from Sir William Fox. Sir William Fox who well knew the interest I…
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