Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871: Wairau April 1851.

Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871: Wairau April 1851.
Date
April 1851
By
Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871; Weyburne, Bryan, 1940-
Ref
A-329-014
Description

Shows a view looking west over the Wairau Plain with the Tuamarina Stream winding across it. In the foreground is a fenced grave, that of the Pakeha participants of the 'Wairau Affray' of 17 June 1843. There is a range of hills in the distance.

The Wairau Affray took place in Tuamarina, Wairau Valley, on 17 June 1843. The 22 European victims, including Captain Arthur Wakefield, were buried in a large grave in the area in which they fell.

A pencil sketch of a similar scene identifies this grave as that of Captain Arthur Wakefield (See A-172-014).

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour on paper, 163 x 245 mm.

Provenance: Previously owned by Wellington art dealer Brian Weyburne. Earlier sold at McArthur's auction, Auckland, 20 October 1983, lot 70, for $2,000

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Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour on paper, 163 x 245 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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