[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :The bank, Wellington [Between 1842 and 1845] Engraved by Henry Melville; drawn by S C Brees [London, 1847]
- 1842 - 1847
- Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810?-1865; Melville, Henry, 1792-1870
Street with row of houses behind picket fence, with soldiers from barracks next door marching past, with another soldier on horseback in the street. A Maori adult and child watch from the right and the harbour is shown at the end of the street with a tower-like construction. In the original watercolour on which the engraving is based, this tower is a sailing ship.
In: Brees, S C Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. No 49 Text p 29
Note that soldiers from the th Regiment are shown with their muskets incorrectly on their right shoulders.
Extended Title - From: Brees, S.C. Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand. London, 1847, no. 49
Privately-owned original for this image: neg 1/2-035176-F, titled "Bank, Wellington"
Brees' text in "Pictorial Illustrations" reads: This view is taken from the corner of Mr Jenkins' tavern; the bank is close in the foreground. The premises next the harbour were formerly Mr John Wade's stores, but are now [1845-6] occupied as barracks." Wade's auction rooms are shown in the lower Willis St or Manners St area in Nattrass' 1841 view of Wellington
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Physical Description: Engraving, hand coloured 84 x 133 mm
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