Wallace, John, 1788-1880 :View of Wellington Harbour from Thorndon Beach. 12 July 1845.

Wallace, John, 1788-1880 :View of Wellington Harbour from Thorndon Beach. 12 July 1845.
Wallace, John, 1788-1880; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918; Barraud, Edward Noel, 1857-1920

Sandy beach in the foreground with Maori and Pakeha standing singly and in groups, (including a man on the right identified as "Robinson"), a sea-chest, a small boat and stacks of wood, jetties at the water's edge, several Maori canoes and ships in harbour identified as the U. S. Brig "Falco", the "Catherine Johnston" and the brig "Bee" (in the far distance).

Reproduced by the Library in 1975 as one of the "Colonial Wellington" prints, with title From Thorndon Beach.

Exhibited in 'Wide-Eyed: Early Images of New Zealand' exhibition of works by settler artists, held at the National Library of New Zealand Gallery, 18 July - 9 November 1997.

Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - J Wallace pinxt 12 6 1845 [or possibly 12/2 1845]. "Falco" U.S. Brig. Raft of ... and Whale Boat. Maori Girls. Catherine Johnston Cutter. Canoes leaving Te Aro pah. Robinson. Bee Brig.; Backing board recto - beneath image - [in the hand of A. H. Turnbull] Painted by G. Wallace July 12th 1845. "Falco" U.S. Brig. Maori girls. Catherine Johnston cutter. Wellington Harbour - 1845. Robinson. Canoes from Te Aro Pah.; Backing board recto - bottom centre - [in the hand of A. H. Turnbull]: View of Wellington Harbour from Thorndon Beach 12 July 1845 by J. Wallace, father of J. Howard Wallace. [In the hand of Noel Barraud]: A Turnbull with compliments from Noel Barraud - 16/12/12.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour & pencil 253 x 422 mm

Provenance: Collection of Alexander Turnbull, given to him by E. Noel Barraud, 16 December 1912.

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour & pencil 253 x 422 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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