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Title / Object name
Object Type
painting
Description
Miniature watercolour painting on [paper] in an oval [copper] mount with [leather] frame. The painting depicts a half length portrait of a man. He has a receding hairline and curled grey hair reaching past his ears. Distinguishing features include his downturned mouth. He wears a black jacket and white high collared garment that covers his neck up to the chin. The background is neutral.

The painting is not titled, signed or dated.
Accession Number
A3852.1
Art Collection Number
AC1380

Title / Object name
Object Type
painting
Description
Miniature watercolour painting on [paper] in an oval [copper] mount with [leather] frame. The painting depicts a half length portrait of a woman. Her head is slightly tilted. She has long brown hair parted in the middle, styled with protrusions at either side of her head. She wears a pink shawl-like garment and a white under-garment, with a low neckline that curves over the shoulders. The background is neutral.

On the mount is embossed 'S. Root 363 Broadway N.Y.'
Accession Number
A3852.2
Art Collection Number
AC1381

Object Type
painting
Description
A painting by H Hilliard. The Queen Bee ran aground on the night of 6 August 1877, sailing from England, for Nelson. After abandoning ship to a lifeboat and raft some survivors eventually came ashore at Awaroa and others on D'Urville Island where they were assisted by Maori. 4000 Nelson citizens, a band and the Bishop welcomed survivors.
Accession Number
A20.1
Art Collection Number
AC976

Object Type
painting
Description
Miniature oil painting on an ovular bone/shell, with metal frame and glass. The frame has an eyelet at centre top through which an orange ribbon is threaded. The painting depicts a head and shoulders portrait of a man. His gaze does not meet the viewer. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He wears a dark coloured double breasted jacket, white shirt, and a high white necktie and collar that covers his neck up to the chin. The background is neutral.

On the reverse a woven lattice of hair is encased under glass. In the middle of the design is a cursive monogram, possibly the letter 'B'. The monogram and the hair is a light brown colour.

The miniature is not titled, signed or dated.
Accession Number
A1679.2
Art Collection Number
AC1030

Title / Object name
Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a tree with flowers. Two brown branching stems are depicted with alternate and opposite leaves. The dark green leaf blades are spear-shaped with pinnate venation. The flowers are at the terminal ends of the stalks. The flowers have a multitude of long red stamens with brown tips, with a green inferior ovary. Some flowers are depicted as green and red buds.

The print is titled "Metrosideros robusta (Rata)" and "A tall and beautiful forest tree abundant in the North and Middle Islands. Flowers scarlet. There are several species of Rata."
Art Collection Number
AC1088

Title / Object name
Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a Poroporo shrub with fruit. A brown stem is depicted with alternate leaves on petioles. The dark green leaf blades are lance-shaped and lobed with pinnate venation. Green oval berries hang in a many branching cluster on green stalks with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Solanum aviculare. (Poroporo)" and "A shurb very common in the North Island, quickly springing up wherever the forest has been cleared. Leaves vary from 4-10 inches long. Berry yellow, edible."
Art Collection Number
AC1089
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