My house in New Zealand.

Creator

Alternative Title

My house in New Zealand. Reproduced from a watercolour sketch painted in 1853-54 by Capt.n the Hon.ble E.H.W. Bellairs by T.W. Eyton, London. ca. 1898.

Date Created

[ca. 1898]

Date

1898

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,261
a3424

Description

On original mount in ink: Reproduced from a watercolour sketch painted in 1853-54 by Capt.n the Hon.ble E.H.W. Bellairs by T.W. Eyton, London; on original mount in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: The house is on Sec. 29 Blk xxvy, corner of Frederick & Leith Sts. It was afterwards long occupied by John Hyde Harris. The mountain is Mount Cargill, the water is one of the swampy backwashes running into the harbour near Pelichet Bay. T.M. Hocken. Given to me by Cap. Bellair’s sone in 1899. On the back of the picture is “My house in New Zealand” Note, the detachment of the lower wooded hill at the base of which the house is situated, from the high mountains in the back (Mount Cargill) is not made sufficiently marked; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki; on back of mount: No 1. My house in New Zealand. Note, the detachment of the lower wooded hill at the base of which the house is situated, from the high mountains in the back is not made sufficiently marked. My mother says a bush fire was burning in the mountains when the original was painted. The cattle are not well drawn. Aug.t 30th 1898. COB.

Extent

166 x 242 mm

Medium

watercolour on paper (pasted to card)

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Source

Given to Dr Hocken in 1898 by the son of Capt. E.H.W. Bellairs, Edmund H.W. Bellairs of Hatfield, Herts. Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Language

eng

Files

a3424.jpg

Citation

unknown, “My house in New Zealand.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 21, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5193.