Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :Mt Egmont, from the Sugar Loaf Islands, Taranake 1849

Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :Mt Egmont, from the Sugar Loaf Islands, Taranake 1849
Date
1839 - 1849
By
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881; Wynyard, Robert Henry (Sir), 1802-1864; Groshinski, Brian Peter, 1944-
Ref
A-145-011
Description

A view from the sea, showing a three-masted barque, possibly intended to represent the Tory, in the left foreground. The Sugar Loaf Islands and volcanic peak Paritutu in right foreground. Mount Egmont and foothills in the background.

Mount Egmont or Taranaki is represented rather more accurately in this view, than in Heaphy's Mount Egmont from the Southward, where its cone is depicted with too great a perfection.

Possibly an imaginative reconstruction by the artist of his voyage aboard the Tory past Mt Taranaki in 1839 or 1840.

Other Titles - Taranaki

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - C. HEAPHY 1849 [in ink]; Recto - beneath image - title

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour and Chinese white with scraping out 144 x 183 mm on embossed sheet of wove card, 236 x 284 mm

Provenance: Collection of Major-General R. H Wynyard, commander of the 58th Regiment in Northland 1845-1846, and resident in Auckland 1847-1858; passed to his descendants and purchased from them in the early 1970s by Wellington art dealer Brian Groshinski; purchased by Mr B. L. Russell of Lower Hutt, 1979.

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Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour and Chinese white with scraping out 144 x 183 mm on embossed sheet of wove card, 236 x 284 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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