- Fox, William, 1812-1893; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918; New Zealand Company
A broad grassy plain with scattered clumps of bush surrounded by high hills. Four men (Fox, Heaphy, Brunner and their guide Kehu) are standing on a raised area to the left pointing at the plain, their baggage at their feet.
An incident in the extensive explorations undertaken by Fox, Heaphy, Brunner and Kehu in 1846, when they set off from Nelson and tramped through to the West Coast and back. Fox, Heaphy and Brunner were the first Europeans to cover this ground. They were guided by Kehu, a Maori already familiar with the area.
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.
Inscriptions: Verso - 15 Feb 46. W. Fox; Verso - [New Zealand Company stamp dated] 19 Feb 1847 [and inscribed] No. 209
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour 204 x 512 mm
Provenance: Purchased with other New Zealand Company material in London in 1915 from Francis Edwards & Co, by Alexander Turnbull.
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- 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour 204 x 512 mm
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