Fox, William 1812-1893 :Bird's eye view of Waitoi. 
Shows two figures on the near ridge, looking down over the inlet of Picton Harbour at left. To the right are hills, and in the distance can be seen islands and hills in the Marlborough Sounds. There is a small area of cleared land with a Maori kainga or pa (Waitohi Pa?) in the port area to the left, and slightly to the right, a building that appears to be a European church. The New Zealand Company stamp, dated 1848, appears in the sky area along with the number 268.
Painted for the New Zealand Company during Fox's travels around the northern South Island in 1848.
Reproduced as a Turnbull Library Print, 1983.
Exhibited in 'Picturing Paradise; the colonial watercolours of William Fox', Exhibition at National Library Gallery 25 February - 18 June 2000; Hocken Library, Dunedin, 11 September - 15 October 2000. Curated by Jill Trevelyan.
Exhibited in 'Treasures in Trust' exhibition to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1995.
Other Titles - Waitohi, Picton
Inscriptions: Recto - above image - No. 268 [with NZ Company stamp dated "14 July 1848"]
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour 360 x 557 mm
Provenance: Purchased by Alexander Turnbull from Francis Edwards, London, 1915, with other New Zealand Company material
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Bird's-eye-views, Watercolours, Works of art, Watercolour 360 x 557 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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