Nelson Haven from Mr Richmond's House; John GULLY; 23


Nelson Haven from Mr Richmond's House

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Looking towards Tahunanui from the Port Hills, the grass and tree covered hillside dominates the foreground and a house can be seen in the midground. Fifeshire Rock can be seen in the bottom right while across the bay Tahunanui Beach stretches out with the Mount Arthur Range behind on the other side of the mouth of the Waimea River.



Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Nelson landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Nelson/Tahunanui

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Nelson/Port Hills

Subject and Association Description

Mr Richmond is likely to be Mr J. C. Richmond. The two artists made many sketching trips together.

John Gully's granddaughter Cora Lee describes a typical sketching exhibition as "...he and his great friend, Richmond, also an extremely good artist...did a lot of travelling around New Zealand by horse-back with Maori guides and pack horses carrying tents and all cooking pots etc., and I remember mother [Fanny Lee] telling us would disappear [sic] into the wilds sometimes for 6 weeks and how anxious the family sometimes got."

(John Sidney Gully, 1984)

Credit Line

The Bishop Suter Art Gallery Founding Donation, gifted by Mrs Amelia Suter in memory of her husband Bishop Andrew Burn Suter in 1895

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