[Fox, William] 1812-1893 :Landing of passengers at Port Lyttleton 17 December 1850. Charlotte Jane. Randolph. Cressy. Sir G[eorge] Seymour. Office of the Lyttleton Times. [1850 or 1851]
- 1850 - 1851
- Fox, William (Rt Hon Sir), 1812?-1893; Cridland, Henry John, 1821-1867; Burnand, William Henry, active 1843-1850s
View of Lyttelton Habour from the Bridle Path, on the hills above the town. The first four ships are in port, with passengers leaving the Cressy via a wharf and walking up into the town. Several large buildings are near the water's edge, including immigration barracks, John Robert Godley's house and the offices of the Lyttelton Times newspaper just below the hill on the left. The Sumner Road is formed. Other small houses and tents are dotted around. Immigrants are carrying baggage and some have wheeled carts. A family is greeting a man building his house in the left foreground and a clothes line is in the right foreground. A building on the far right is marked in pencil "C Store H" [?]. On the verso is a schematic map of the location of Christchurch, showing the River Courtney (Waimakariri), Papanui Bush, the Avon River and Riccarton with William and John Deans' property, notes about land purchases and a list of names of land-owning Canterbury settlers.
Possibly Fox's original drawing for the etching entitled "Port Lyttelton. Passengers by the Cressy landing" published in 'Four Illustrative Views of the Canterbury Settlement" in 1851. However the style suggests that it may be a copy of the etching by H. J. Cridland - cf A-195-016, especially the foreshortening of perspective and the manner of drawing people. A watercolour in the Hocken Library by Fox entitled "Port Lyttelton. Immigrants luggage disembarking, Jan 1851" is also similar.
Other Titles - Lyttelton
Inscriptions: Recto - top centre - [title in ink]; Recto - bottom left - Office of the Lyttleton Times [in pencil]; Verso - [notes and a map in pencil, ink and watercolour]
Quantity: 1 drawing(s).
Physical Description: Ink on blue laid paper 204 x 322 mm
Provenance: Originally tipped in to Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull's bound copy of the New Zealand Journal. Before being acquired by Turnbull, the volumes had belonged to W H Burnand.
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- 1 drawing(s), Works of art, Ink drawings, Ink on blue laid paper 204 x 322 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image, Watermark: Paper watermarked 1848 with a flourishing R
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