Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1868-1906 :[Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island]. 1879.

Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1868-1906 :[Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island]. 1879.
Date
1879
By
Aubrey, Christopher, active 1868-1906
Ref
C-126-010
Description

Shows the settlement at Bravo Island in Paterson Inlet, with the farm of Dennison Urban ("Yankee") Smith at extreme left, and the house of the Portuguese whaler Manuel Gomez in the centre with three figures in the doorway. There is cleared land in foreground, cows at pasture, a boatshed (to the left of Smith's beached boat - the "Bravo"), a cowshed at the extreme right, a sandspit at the extreme right beside the inlet in the right background. Two clay cliffs on the far bank are reflected in the water. The details listed are taken from John Hall-Jones "Stewart Island explored" 1994 - ATL has at NZ&P 993.1 HAL 1994.

Exhibited in 'Wide-Eyed: Early Images of New Zealand' exhibition of works by settler artists, held at the National Library of New Zealand Gallery, 18 July - 9 November 1997.

Other Titles - River settlement

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - C. Aubrey 1879

Painting made by Aubrey in return for hospitality of the Smith family. For more information about "Yankee" Smith, see AT 3/1/2, 1 July 1976.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour, 340 x 515 mm.

Provenance: Previously sold at auction by Dennison Smith, a direct descendant of Yankee Smith, at Devereux and Culley's auction rooms, Mt Eden, in 1983. Prior to that, the work had been in the family of Yankee Smith on Stewart Island. The painting had been given to Yankee Smith by the artist in return for hospitality

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 340 x 515 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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