[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1815-1854 :Pahia Beach, Bay of Islands. [1848]

[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1815-1854 :Pahia Beach, Bay of Islands. [1848]
Date
1848 - 1849
By
Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854; Clarke, Cuthbert Charles, 1818-1863
Ref
A-143-013
Description

View from the south end of Paihia Beach, probably in the 1840s, looking north along the beach with a row of houses at the foot of the hill to the left. Several Maori with their canoes are on shore, and a food storage platform appears outside the fenced area surrounding the European houses. Includes William Williams' house, a two-storied residence, built of stone and mortar, with 3 dormer windows, burnt down 15 Feb. 1856

Catalogued by both Sotheby's and McArthur's as the work of Cuthbert Clarke. However on both stylistic and handwriting grounds (c.f. Merrett's work in A.T.L. and the British Library), the work appears to be by Merrett. In addition, the date 1848 predates Clarke's arrival in New Zealand by one year

Other Titles - Paihia

Inscriptions: Verso - centre - Pahia Beach, Bay of Islands [In pencil]; On mount, discarded by auctioneer before purchase by Library: Title and date.

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour over pencil 163 x 229 mm

Provenance: Previously sold at Sotheby's, London, 6 November 1985.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Landscapes (Representations), Watercolour over pencil 163 x 229 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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