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White, Frederick John, fl 1837-1848 :[Tree fern with three Maori at sunset. Hutt Valley? 1848 or 1849?]

Reference Number: A-292-075

A copy, with some variations of a lithograph from an original drawing by William Swainson 'Fern-Tree', lithographed by Cuthbert Clarke at St John's College, Auckland in 1849. Both versions show the central tree-fern with its dead branches hanging around the trunk, a standing (armed with a spear) Maori male and a seated Maori woman to the left of the trunk and low scrub beyond. White's watercolour has the addition of another Maori male walking off into the bushes to the right of the trunk of the tree-fern.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to William Swainson, Thomas Bernard Collinson, Lieutenant Frederick John White, Cuthbert Charles Clarke, St John's College (Auckland), Hutt Valley, Forests and forestry - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Tree ferns and Men, Maori.

Part of:
Collinson, Thomas Bernard 1822-1902 :Seven years service on the borders of the Pacific Ocean, 1843-1850, Reference Number A-292-001/080 (21 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour & gouache on paper, 331 x 236 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy in preference to original.

Other copies available: Colour laser copyIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007127)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Fred. J. White [in red-brown brushpoint]; Recto - top right: 64 [in pencil, numbered by T. B. Collinson.

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