Looking towards Nelson from Hills back of Richmond - Morning; John GULLY; 1885; ...

Name/Title

Looking towards Nelson from Hills back of Richmond - Morning

About this object

A morning scene looking down across Richmond towards Nelson. Three sheep are on a grassy knoll in the foreground which drops down across the cultivated farmland to Tasman Bay in the distance.

Maker

John GULLY

Date Made

1885

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Nelson landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

Industry/Farming

Subject and Association Keywords

Sea

Subject and Association Keywords

Flora/Tree

Subject and Association Keywords

Colonial

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Tasman/Richmond

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Nelson

Subject and Association Description

This is possibly the sketch for the painting "Harvesting, Waimea, Nelson" which was painted for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886 in London. That painting was sold and its location is no longer known.

The painting was a more pastoral subject then Gully's usual works, but the Nelson Evening Mail (4 Feb 1886) says "it was painted at Dr Von Haast's particular request, as that gentleman begins to fear that the impression produced by the pictures sent Home from New Zealand will be that it is a country consisting of little else but rugged mountains and beautiful lakes."

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

Object Type

Painting

Object number

35

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