[Fox, William] 1812-1893 :In the Aglionby or Matukituki Valley, looking into the Otapawa. 20th Feb. [1846]

[Fox, William] 1812-1893 :In the Aglionby or Matukituki Valley, looking into the Otapawa. 20th Feb. [1846]
Fox, William, 1812-1893; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918; New Zealand Company

Shows the Maori guide Kehu snaring a weka with a lure of food on a stick and a long pole with a noose. To the right is a makeshift open-fronted slab hut, a small fire burning outside, with the artist's two European companions, Charles Heaphy and Thomas Brunner reclining inside. The Matakitaki River and hills are in the background. Mount Mantell is the cone-shaped hill to the right.

Recorded by Fox on his 1846 journey from Nelson through to the West Coast and back with Charles Heaphy and Thomas Brunner.

Reproduced as a Turnbull Library Print, 1965

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.

Exhibitied in 'Drawn From Nature: Europeans Record New Zealand, 1770-1860' exhibition at the National Library Gallery, 31 March to 28 May 1989.

Exhibited in 'Treasures in Trust' exhibition to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1995.

Other Titles - Matakitaki

Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Title [in pencil]; Verso - [New Zealand Company Stamp, dated 19 February 1847, and inscribed 'No. 218'. Full title also on verso, along with] 20th Feb. W. Fox

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour 204 x 257 mm

Provenance: New Zealand Company collection. Purchased, London, 1915 by Alexander Turnbull.

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