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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Crater of White Terrace. [1849?]

Reference Number: C-025-017

Shows steaming crater in background, Maori swimming in and seated and standing round lower left-hand pool, a European with hat and shoulder-bag, possibly the artist, leaning on the edge of the lower left-hand pool. Bushes growing to both sides of the Terraces and a few growing above a central pool.

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, Pink and White Terraces, Children, Maori, Swimming, Women, Maori and Men, Maori.

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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Crater of White Terrace. [1849?], Reference Number C-025-017 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 393 x 605 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: In one of Mantell's diaries in Manuscripts & Archives Section is a sketch of the White Terraces "after Mr Heaphy". The item before it is dated 1849 and that after it, 1850. In 1859, Heaphy gave a painting of The Terraces to Hochstetter. He is not known for certain to have visited the Terraces and may possibly have worked from a photograph, although the watercolour does not have the static look of an image copied from a photograph. See also AT3/1/1 suggesting that the work is original, not copied from a photograph. If the suggested dating of late 1840s is correct, photography was still very uncommon in New Zealand and is an unlikely source for Heaphy's work.

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-000864)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Chas Heaphy; Verso - Crater of white Terrace [in faint pencil]

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