Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand, including a part of the site of the intended town of Nelson 1841. Drawn in November 1841 by C. Heaphy, Draftsman to the New Zealand Company.
- Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918; New Zealand Company
View from the first ridge above the beach showing a prefabricated barracks to the left and the tents erected to house the first settlers to Nelson, a well, a flag, and several carts. The view looks from the land towards the Boulder Bank and Haulashore Island, and the Arrow or Fifeshire rock across Tasman Bay to the distant snow-capped Moutere Hills and Tasman Range. The first three immigrant ships, The Will Watch, the Whitby and the Arrow are shown in the harbour with flags flying. There are clumps of trees at the water's edge, but the land is otherwise grassed or with flax and bracken.
Original watercolour for the related lithograph "View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand, including a part of the site of the Town of Nelson" published in 1842.
Exhibited in 'Treasures in Trust' exhibition to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1995.
Exhibited: Treasures in Trust. Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 1997, Robert McDougall Art Gallery Christchurch, 1997, Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 1997, total exposure 27 weeks.
Inscriptions: Recto - Signature and title
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour, 386 x 492 mm on sheet 465 x 587 mm
Provenance: Purchased by Alexander Turnbull with other material from the disbanded New Zealand Company in 1915 in London.
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- 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 386 x 492 mm on sheet 465 x 587 mm
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