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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the Waikadi Pa in flames after its capture and the enemy retreating on the brink of the hill at the back. [1845]

Reference Number: A-079-003

Redcoats and Maori in the foreground amongst low scrub, including flax and toetoe. A cleared hill (right) and bush-clad hill in the background.To the left in the middle distance can be seen the palisades of Kapotai Pa, alongside a stream at Waikare Inlet (Bay of Islands) surrounded by soldiers with smoke and flames visible. To the right is a small European house, with a fenced garden, with soldiers in formation in front of it, ordnance, and further soldiers moving up the hill behind it, with puffs of gunfire smoke coming from the hill.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Lieutenant-Colonel Cyprian Bridge, Kapotai Pa, Great Britain. Army. 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire), Waikare Inlet, Ngapuhi, Soldiers - New Zealand - Northland Region, Battles, New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847 - Campaigns - New Zealand - Northland Region, Ordnance, Toetoe, Flax, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Northland Region and Fires - New Zealand - Northland Region.

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Bridge, Cyprian, 1807-1885 :View of the Waikadi Pa in flames after its capture and the enemy retreating on the brink of the hill at the back. [1845], Reference Number A-079-003 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 176 x 225 mm. Single art 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-011168)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - No inscriptions on work. Title taken from mat, now discarded. Other mats (from box A-079) which have been retained show a title in ink in the hand of Cyprian Bridge. The mat must also have included the artist's signature, since the catalogue card (from the 1960s?) states that the work is signed and includes square brackets around the date, but not around the title. There is no signature on the work itself

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