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[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Episode at Mount Victoria at Freemason's Picnic. Signal - "England expects every man to do his duty". [Between 1872 and 1878]

Reference Number: A-147-015

Sketch of Mr Nelson proposing to Sophy Coates on the top of Mount Victoria, Wellington, on a windy day, with a flagpole with signal flags behind the couple. Other men and women are struggling up the hill against the wind to the left. The sketch is drawn to illustrate a letter written by the artist's wife Kate to her sister Anna. Sophy Coates is much taller than Mr Nelson. Her parasol is blown inside-out by the wind. The sketch forms part of the letter, which is on a single sheet, with writing on both sides and the sketch in the final section.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Caricatures, related to Anna Marvin, Charles Heaphy, Catherine Letitia Heaphy, Mr Nelson, Sophy Coates, Mount Victoria, Caricatures and cartoons, Flags, Picnicking, Winds, Marriage proposals, Freemasons and Signal stations - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Episode at Mount Victoria at Freemason's Picnic. Signal - "England expects every man to do his duty". [Between 1872 and 1878], Reference Number A-147-015 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Black ink on laid writing paper 208 x 130 mm (image, title and surrounding explanatory text) on folded sheet 260 x 208 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Likely to have been drawn while Heaphy was resident in Wellington between 1872 and 1878.

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000684)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - Title in Charles Heaphy's hand below image. Extended title above and below image in Kate Heaphy's hand.

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