Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :Provision House; Otumatua Pah, Cape Egmont. [1841]

Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :Provision House; Otumatua Pah, Cape Egmont. [1841]
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881; New Zealand Company; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918

Shows the ornately carved frontage of a storehouse on two poles, with a notched climbing pole for access. In the left background sit a Maori man and women with a cooking pot and a dog in front of a large whare. There is a wooden enclosure fence with carved posts at the right and behind, including one human figurehead, a pipe in his mouth. There are woven bags of food possibly kumara stacked beneath the storehouse. Mount Egmont, its height and symmetry exaggerated, is in the background

Lithograph, entitled "Wata or Provision house at Otumatua" (neg. 1/2-150220-F), was made by an unknown lithographer, after this watercolour, and included as an illustration in Wakefield, E. J. Illustrations to Adventure in New Zealand (London, 1845).

A watercolour by Heaphy in the Hocken Library, Dunedin, is titled by the artist 'Gateway at Otumatia Pa'. The correct form of the name is not known

Other Titles - Wata or provision house at Otumatua. Pa.

Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - [Title]; Recto - bottom right - Chas Heaphy; Recto - bottom left - Portfolio D; Recto - top centre - [New Zealand Company stamp]: Mar 23 1842

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour 315 x 260 mm

Provenance: Purchased with other New Zealand Company material by Alexander Turnbull, Francis Edwards, London, 1915.

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Ethnographic illustrations, Watercolour 315 x 260 mm, Orientation: Vertical image
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