[Smith, William Mein] 1799-1869 :[The harbour of Port Nicholson and the town of Wellington. 1842]

[Smith, William Mein] 1799-1869 :[The harbour of Port Nicholson and the town of Wellington. 1842]
Date
1842
By
Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918
Ref
G-653
Description

Shows Thorndon and Te Aro, stores, houses, hotels, wharves, flagstaff, the Exchange, customhouse office, post office, man on horseback, settlers, Maoris, and ships in the harbour

Original of: Day & Haghe. The harbour of Port Nicholson and the town of Wellington. Published in Wakefield, E.J. Illustrations to Adventure in New Zealand. London, 1845. Plate 4. For identification of buildings, refer to text of this publication.

Smith was a New Zealand Company employee at the time of painting this oil and it was probably painted for the Company or as a promotion for colonisation of Wellington.

Dimensions including frame: 460 x 1195 mm. Earlier frame, replaced in 1986 and again in 1990 included rounded upper inner corners.

Current location: On display in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room, level one, from August 2012

Quantity: 1 oil(s).

Physical Description: Oil on canvas 320 x 1060 mm

Provenance: Purchased by Alexander Turnbull?

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Landscapes (Representations), Cityscapes (Representations), Oil on canvas 320 x 1060 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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