Sketches

Rough drawings or paintings representing the chief features of objects or scenes; often made as quick records of a scene, object, or idea, or as a preliminary to a study for a larger work.

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Date: 1886 From: Hodgkins, Isabel Jane 1867-1950 :Sketchbooks Ref: E-037-q-1-011 Description: Shows an exhausted man, after climbing Mount Excelsior (Mount Spence). He is bent double, his tongue hanging out, a small water bottle hanging from his back....
Date: 1919 From: [Moreton, Samuel Horatio], 1845?-1921 :Canterbury, Central Otago, Southland and Stewart Island sketches - 1889-1920 Ref: A-026-04-001/002 Description: Sketches of huts and hills; see child records. Quantity: 2 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawings on sheet, 182 x 273 mm. Provenance: Purchased...
Date: 1861 - 1870 From: Various artists :[Scrapbook presented to Jane Greenwood, from her mother, 18 April 1861. 1861-1880?]. Ref: E-636-q-033 Description: A view of Wellington Harbour from about the present Burma Road view of Somes Island and the distant Orongorongos. There are several sailing ships in the harb...
[Taylor, Richard], 1805-1873 :Hukere. [1840-1860].
Date: 1840 - 1860 From: Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Sketchbook. 1835-1860. Ref: E-296-q-017-9 Description: Shows small carved wooden Maori figure (head and shoulders) on a stick. The other end has a groove or reservoir, perhaps for ink. Alternatively the object ma...
Date: 1940 From: Abbott, Leonard A, 1923-2007 :Sketches of a voyage to New Zealand, May 1940 [Facsimile of the New Zealand section of a sketchbook] Ref: E-819-001 Description: Front cover of sketchbook shows a coastal profile with a tree in the left foreground. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s). Physical Description: Phot...
Date: 1910 - 1920 From: Various artists :[Thirty original cartoons drawn for the "New Zealand truth" by Will Hope, Tom Glover, Mac, Pac (or Pas), G (Tom Glover?). ca 1910-1920]. Ref: B-128-038 Description: Shows a head and shoulders profile portrait of a man in suit and tie. Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - [Title] Quantity: 1 original cartoon(s). Physi...
Date: 1860 - 1889 From: Gully, John, 1819-1888 :Pocket sketches [from several sketchbooks. 1860-1880s]. Ref: A-430-015-2 Description: Shows a man perched on a tree branch. He may be sketching. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawing on sheet, 212 x 124 mm.
Date: [1961-1963] From: Farquhar, David Andross, 1928-2007 : Music scores, papers and sound recordings Ref: 81-029-147 Description: Includes drafts for lyrics (Ngaio Marsh); xerox of sketches of set by Desmond Digby Quantity: 1 folder(s) (59 pages). Physical Description: Holographs (pho...
Date: 1860 - 1889 From: Gully, John, 1819-1888 :Pocket sketches [from several sketchbooks. 1860-1880s]. Ref: A-430-025-3 Description: Shows a hill ridge similar in shape to the profile of a man's face. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawing, 132 x 230 mm.
Date: 1969 From: Paul, Janet Elaine, 1919-2004 :[Thirty-one sketchbooks 1959-1997]. Ref: E-666 Description: Contains notes and sketches about Walter Sickert, Max Ernst, Renoir, Klee, Blake's "Hell", Samuel Palmer's "The Golden City". Also contains sketches at Melbo...
Date: 1840 - 1860 From: Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Sketchbook. 1835-1860. Ref: E-296-q-112-1 Description: Shows two fern fronds. Quantity: 1 drawing(s) in sketchbook.. Physical Description: Pen and ink, 120 x 75 mm.
Date: 1880 - 1920 From: Lysaght, Mary Grace Caroline, 1850?-1936? :[Sketchbook of Wellington and the Mokoia area. 1880-1920?] Ref: E-634-033/034 Description: A sketch view along the coastline at Mokoia, showing the cliffs along the water's edge. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil and watercolou...
Date: 1853 From: Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Sketchbook. 1835-1860. Ref: E-296-q-029-4 Description: Shows a two-storeyed house in the background behind a low fence, with shrubs and trees. The Thames River later became known as the Waihou River. Likely to ...
Date: [ca 1850-1967] By: Christie, John Hellard, 1897-1985 Ref: 85-097 Description: Contains collection of NZ Standards Institute specifications relating to Ministry of Works constructions; Otago Province gazette for 1867, and ordinances for...
Date: 1845 - 1860 From: Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Sketchbook. 1835-1860. Ref: E-296-q-139-3 Description: Shows a kakapo, the New Zealand nocturnal parrot, siting on a stump. Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - [Title] Quantity: 1 watercolour(s) in sketchbook...
[Stowe, Jane], 1838?-1931 :Masterton, Sep 4, 1882[?]
Date: 1882 From: [Stowe, Jane], 1838?-1931 :[Sketchbook of Rio de Janeiro, Wairarapa and Wellington. 1882?] Ref: E-633-036/037 Description: Shows a view of fields and groups of houses and farm sheds, with snowy hills in the background. There are sheep in the field at the right. Other Titles - Se...
[Stowe, Jane?], 1838?-1931 :[Woodlands Motueka. 1st house of Greenwoods in N.Z. Jane married Leonard Stowe in building 1841. [1860s?]
Date: 1861 - 1870 From: [Stowe, Jane?], 1838?-1931 :[Four loose sketches removed from sketchbook E 636-q]. By: Stowe, Jane, 1838-1931 Ref: A-367-026 Description: Shows part of a house as seen from the garden. The roof is pitched high, and a gable over the front entrance contains an upper storey. Loose wash drawing fr...
Date: 1892 - 1893 From: Ryan, Thomas Aldworth, 1864-1927 :[1. Decorated ceremonial entrance to the Government Baths Sanitorium, Rotorua. 1901; and, 2. Le Quai Malaquais. 1892-1893]. Ref: A-176-048-2 Description: Shows a preliminary sketch of one of the quays beside the Seine, in Paris, where Ryan studied in 1892-1893. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: P...
Date: 1893 - 1894 From: Various artists :[Twelve sketchbooks, by Mary Grace Caroline Lysaght (3), Emily Muriel Lysaght (4), and another Lysaght family member (5). 1890-1903] By: Lysaght, Emily Muriel, 1875-1971 Ref: E-887 Description: Includes miscellaneous figure and building sketches and landscape scenes at: Otaki, [Huts] near Waikanae Nov 1894, White pine Urenui. Note inside front cover...
Date: 1887 From: Menzies, John Henry, 1840-1919 :Sketches by John Henry Menzies of Menzies Bay, Banks Peninsula, drawn in 1887. Ref: E-003-010/011 Description: Shows a panoramic view of Lake Rotorua at the left, with mountains Wahanga, Ruawahia and Tarawera in the centre background, an arrow pointing behind a hill t...