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Nelson New Zealand Nelson New Zealand
Handcoloured lithograph, unmounted on thick paper with border margin. View of Nelson looking southeast.
Epacris pauciflora Epacris pauciflora
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of parts of a shrub with flowers. Several brown stems are depicted with leaves close set and alternate on the stems. The green leaf blades are small and oval shaped. The flowers are small and white with five joined petals, near the tips of the stems. Some flowers are depicted as small red-brown buds. There are leaves and stems in wash of colours.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "EPACris pAuciflorA"
A4882
Clianthus Puniceus Clianthus Puniceus
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers commonly known as Red Kowhai. Several green stalks are depicted with compound leaves. The silvery-green leaflets are small and elliptical, in a pinnate formation. There are clusters of solitary hanging flowers on green pedicels. The red flowers are bilateral with long, curved, pointed petals. Some flowers are depicted as long curved buds. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of greens.

Cloth hanging loop at back.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "CLiANthus puNicEus"
A4882
Brachyglottis rangiora Brachyglottis rangiora
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a bush with flowers. One brown stem is depicted, with leaves opposite and alternate along the stem. The leaf blades are oval shaped, green on top and white underneath with wavy margins. At the top of the leaf stems are many branches of flower heads. The white florets are clustered close together and have a slightly fluffy appearance. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a blue-green wash.

The painting is marked "NiNA. JONES" and "BrAchygLottis - RANGiorA."
A4882
Melicytus ramiflorus - Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus - Mahoe
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part a shrub with fruit. Three light brown stems are depicted with opposite leaves grouped towards the terminal ends of the stems. The large green ovular leaf blades have serrated margins and pinnate venation. On the stems below the leaves are clusters of small round purple and green berries on individual stalks. There are leaves and berries depicted in a wash of browns and greens.

The painting is marked "NiNA. JONES" and "MELicytus rAMiflorus - MAhoE"
A4882
[Silhouette of man I] [Silhouette of man I]
Silhouette, cut-out black paper with watercolour detail, adhered to rectangular sheet of cream paper. The image depicts a full length profile portrait of a standing man. He stands with his arm by his side with his gloved hand holding a top hat and a cane. His hair is swept back. He wears a high collar and a double breasted coat with golden buttons and tails, and pants. The suggestion of a shadow is painted at his feet.

There is a stamp at the bottom of the image that says 'Taken at The Hubard Gallery'.

From the estate of Miss Julie Tomlinson (c1876-1962).
A1676.1
[Silhouette of man II] [Silhouette of man II]
Silhouette, cut-out black paper with watercolour detail, adhered to rectangular sheet of cream paper. The image depicts a full length profile portrait of a standing man. He stands with both gloved hands by his sides, one hand is holding a top hat. His feet are placed slightly apart. The man has short hair swept forward, with bushy sideburns and a prominent nose. He wears a coat with tails, a high collar, and pants. The suggestion of a shadow is painted at his feet.

The painting is not titled, signed or dated.

From the estate of Miss Julie Tomlinson (c1876-1962).
A1676.2
Gnaphalium Gnaphalium
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of a plant with flowers. A mass of leaves and flowers are depicted. The green leaf blades are small and oval-shaped and are alternate and opposite along the length of the stems. The flowers are bigger than the leaves, with multiple small white free petals radiating out from green-yellow centres. There are leaves depicted in a wash of green.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "GNApHALiuM"
A4882
Puriri Puriri
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with fruit. Two brown stems are depicted with leaves opposite on long petioles. The green leaf blades are large and heart-shaped with pinnate venation. Below the leaves are branching clusters of fruit. The fruit are round red berries on individual stalks. Unripe fruit are depicted yellow-orange. There are leaves and stalks depicted in a green wash.

The painting is marked "Nina. JonES", "Puriri" and “FEb”
A4882
[Portrait of Isabella Harkness] [Portrait of Isabella Harkness]
[Conté] drawing in black and white on rectangular sheet of grey paper with white mount, in wood frame, and glass. The drawing depicts a half length portrait of Isabella Harkness née McRae. Her hair is parted in the middle and her headdress frames her face, and covers her head and neck. A white ribbon is tied in a bow under her chin, with the long sash ends extending down her chest. Her shawl-like clothing and hands are sketchily depicted in black.

The drawing is signed 'M. HARKNESS'

Isabella arrived on the ship Mary Ann on 9 February 1842, with her family. Isabella married Mr William Harkness at Pitfure, Waimea South, on 16 August 1849. William Harkness ran the Star and Garter Hotel in Richmond.
33.63
Robert Draper and Emma Jane Ricketts Robert Draper and Emma Jane Ricketts
Oil painting on rectangular stretched canvas, with gold and cream mount, wood frame, and glass. The painting depicts Robert Draper and Emma Jane Ricketts. Robert Draper sits with one hand on his knee, with his legs crossed. He has brown hair and a moustacheless beard, and wears a black suit, white shirt and black bowtie. Emma-Jane Ricketts stands with one hand behind the head of Robert Draper and her other arm by her side. She wears a double breasted jacket with embellishments at the collar, cuffs and waist. Distinguishing features include the red chair upon which Robert Draper sits, and the blue accents in the headdress, earrings and necktie of Emma-Jane Ricketts. The background is grey-green.

The painting is not titled, signed or dated.

Emma Jane Ricketts was the only daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Ricketts who arived in Nelson on 15 March 1842, on the ship Bolton. Emma Jane married Robert Draper on 22 January 1868.
A2356.1
Rubus Rubus
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. Two branching brown stems are depicted with leaves opposite on petioles. The green leaf blades are heart-shaped with toothed margins. There are small brown-red prickles along the stems and petioles. Interspersed along the stems are dense clusters of flowers with five free pink petals and bluish centres. There are leaves and stalks depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked "NiNA. JONES", "Rubus" and "oct"
A4882
[Unknown] [Unknown]
Watercolour painting, unfinished, on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. One stem is depicted with compound leaves in pinnate formation. The small green leaf blades are needle-shaped. Interspersed along the stems are singular small red berries with pointed bottoms on short stalks. There are leaves depicted in a wash of colours. There are stalks and berries lightly drawn in pencil.
A4882
Parsonsia Parsonsia
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. One green stem is depicted at the top of the composition, branching out and down, with opposite leaves on petioles. The green leaf blades are spear-shaped. There are dense clusters of tiny lemon coloured flowers. Five white petals radiate out from green centres. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of blues and greens.

The painting is marked "NiNA. JONES", "PArSONSiA" and "N"
A4882
Arthropodium candidum Arthropodium candidum
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. Several green strap-shaped leaf blades are depicted. Clusters of flowers are on long brown slender stems. The flowers are bilateral with white petals. Flowers at the tops of the stems are depicted as white and green buds. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked “NINA JONES” and “ArThropodiuM CANdiduM”
A4882
Rubus pauperatus Rubus pauperatus
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. One many branched stem is depicted with a tangle of green angular stems. The stems are long and spindly with few leaves. The leaf blades are spear-shaped with serrated margins. Some green stems have yellow prickles. There are branching clusters of small white flowers with five free petals and multiple yellow-white stamens. There are leaves depicted in a wash of greens.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "Rubus PAuPERAtus"
A4882
[Benjamin Hodgson] [Benjamin Hodgson]
Oil painting on rectangular canvas stretcher, in an oval gold mount, and heavy gold frame. The painting depicts a half length portrait of a gentleman who is thought to be Benjamin Hodgson. His eyes are blue. He sits with the elbow of one arm on a table with his hand in his lap, and his other hand on his hip. He wears a powdered wig of a style worn in the 1780s. He wears a blue jacket with red collar, a white collared double breasted waistcoat and white cravat. The background is painted in browns.

The painting is not titled, signed or dated.
Macropiper excelsum Macropiper excelsum
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. One branching red brown stem is depicted with leaves opposite on petioles. The green leaf blades are heart shaped with palmate venation. The orange and green fruit resemble candles on short stems. There are leaves and fruit depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked “NiNA JONES” and “MAcropipEr ExcELsuM.”
A4882
[Unknown] [Unknown]
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers, thought to be New Zealand Mistletoe. One branching brown stem is depicted, with alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are oval-shaped, with smooth margins. Interspersed between the leaves in the upper half of the plant are long closed, tube-like red flowers with yellow-orange tips. Some flowers are open and have long slender petals curling open from half-way up the tube. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of browns and reds.

The painting is marked “NiNA JONES.”
A4882
[Unknown] [Unknown]
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with fruit. A brown branch is depicted, with upward pointing leaves. The leaf blades are long and linear, green on top and beige brown underneath. Two fruit spikes are depicted with a brown sheathing base, with clusters of orange and red round berries. There are leaves depicted in a wash of browns.

The painting is marked "NINA JONES"
A4882
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