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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :The bank, Wellington [Between 1842 and 1845] Engraved by Henry Melville; drawn by S C Brees [London, 1847]

Reference Number: A-109-034

Street with row of houses behind picket fence, with soldiers from barracks next door marching past, with another soldier on horseback in the street. A Maori adult and child watch from the right and the harbour is shown at the end of the street with a tower-like construction. In the original watercolour on which the engraving is based, this tower is a sailing ship.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings and Cityscapes, related to Henry Melville, John Wade, Samuel Charles Brees, Willis Street, Manners Street, Barracks - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Banks and banking - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Soldiers and Horsemanship.

Part of:
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. Colonel Wakefield's residence Wellington, 47 ; Kai Warra Warra saw mill, 48 ; The Bank, Wellington. 49. Engraved by Henry Melville drawn by S C Brees. [London, 1847], Reference Number A-109-032/034 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving, hand coloured 84 x 133 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: Brees' text in "Pictorial Illustrations" reads: This view is taken from the corner of Mr Jenkins' tavern; the bank is close in the foreground. The premises next the harbour were formerly Mr John Wade's stores, but are now [1845-6] occupied as barracks." Wade's auction rooms are shown in the lower Willis St or Manners St area in Nattrass' 1841 view of Wellington

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000695)

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