Looking towards Nelson from Hills back of Richmond - Morning; John GULLY; 1885; ...
Looking towards Nelson from Hills back of Richmond - MorningAbout 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
1885Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperSubject and Association Keywords
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."
The Bishop Suter Art Gallery Founding Donation, gifted by Mrs Amelia Suter in memory of her husband Bishop Andrew Burn Suter in 1895Object Type
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