[Holmes, William Howard] 1825-1885 :Wellington Beach 1856
Lambton Quay looking north, Plimmer's Ark (or warehouse, to the right, in the sea) and Barrett's Hotel in the left foreground with couple on horseback, another couple standing on the footpath, also a cart and 2 soldiers
Title and date from pencil inscription on verso, which continues: "Plimmer's Hotel & wharf"
Attribution on stylistic grounds. Was previously attributed to C. D. Barraud.
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.
'Plimmer's Ark' was the hull of the wrecked barque Inconstant, with a warehouse built on the former deck. It was moored at the south end of Lambton Quay for many years, from December 1851
Other Titles - Plimmer's Hotel and wharf
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Pencil and watercolour 222 x 332 mm
Provenance: Formerly owned by J. Tattersall, Napier
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Pencil and watercolour 222 x 332 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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