Bell, Francis Dillon, 1822-1898 :Part of Wairau. Bell. July 1845

Bell, Francis Dillon, 1822-1898 :Part of Wairau. Bell. July 1845
Date
1845
By
Bell, Francis Dillon (Sir), 1822-1898
Ref
B-198-008
Description

View from the hills above Tuamarina, looking south, with dense bush in the foreground, grassy plains along the shore to the left, the passage of streams marked by trees, a stand of bush in the centre distance marking the site of Grovetown, with the site of Blenheim to its right, the Wither Hills in the far distance. Two men are standing in the foreground viewing the scene. One has a pack on his back, and a walking stick, and gestures with his left hand toward the vista. The other man smokes a pipe and carries an axe

The yellow toning of the grasses suggests that they are native grasses, shown prior to European burning off in preparation for farming

Richard Airey put together a provenance statement and ownership history for the painting, September 2015 (Clio #562825)

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - art of Wairau. Bell. July 1845 [in brushpoint]

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour on paper, 260 x 370 mm

Provenance: The painting had been in Richard Airey's extended family, held in both New Zealand and England, since the 1840s

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolour on paper, 260 x 370 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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