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Fox, William 1812-1893 :On the grass plain below Lake Arthur. 8th & 9th Feb. 1846

Reference Number: B-113-014

Four men (Fox, Heaphy, Brunner and Kehu) with their packs and a gun by a camp-fire in the foreground. Kehu is smoking, one of the European men (either Brunner or Heaphy) is reclining on his pack, the other is standing admiring the view, while the third (probably Fox's self-portrait, since he is bearded and looks older) is kneeling to the right. Beyond the men is a broad flat plain, with hills in the background.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, Rt Hon Sir William Fox, Thomas Brunner, Picturing Paradise; the colonial watercolours of William Fox. National Library Gallery 25 February - 18 June 2000; Hocken Library Dunedin 11 September - 15 October 2000 (Exhibition), Kehu 1846, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Two centuries of New Zealand landscape art (Exhibition), Treasures in Trust (Exhibition), New Zealand Company, Rotoiti, Lake, Ngati Apa, Travellers, Tasman Region (N.Z.) - Discovery and exploration, Smoking, Firearms and Fires.

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Fox, William 1812-1893 :On the grass plain below Lake Arthur. 8th & 9th Feb. 1846, Reference Number B-113-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 232 x 336 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: An incident on the exploratory trip taken by Heaphy, Fox and Brunner with the Maori guide Kehu from Nelson to the hinterland and back in 1846. Lake Arthur was the name the three Europeans gave to Lake Rotoiti, but it has subsequently reverted to its original Maori name.

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001506)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - 8th & 9 Feb. 46. W. Fox.; Verso - [New Zealand Company stamp, inscribed] 19 Feb 1847 and No. 216.

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