Backhouse, John Philemon, 1845-1908 :Lake Taupo, Hatepe [ca 1870]
A large Maori pa in the foreground, with wharenui, other houses and a pataka. People seated by a cooking fire on the left and in the entrance to the wharenui. Flax, toetoe, cabbage trees and other bush in an around the pa. In the background is part of Lake Taupo and Mounts Ruapehu and Tongariro, the latter in eruption
Inscriptions: Verso - on stretcher in felt-tip pen: Lake Taupo, Hatepe. Also auctioneers' marks and numbers; Recto - bottom right - JPB in pale green brushpoint
Quantity: 1 oil(s).
Physical Description: Oil on canvas, 251 x 305 mm
Provenance: Purchase: Dunbar Sloane auction, Auckland, 11 May 2008, lot N183. Previously acquired by Dunbar Sloane from London, Christie's, 27 Sept 2006, as one of a pair, with lot N184, a view of Maori in a canoe. The latter oil was purchased by the Library in 2009, Maori war canoe, Waikato River, G-112-1. The pair was privately owned in England by descendants of Backhouse's
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 oil(s), Works of art, Oil paintings, Oil on canvas, 251 x 305 mmSee original record
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