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[Painting of an unknown man] [Painting of an unknown man]
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.
A3852.1
[Painting of an unknown woman] [Painting of an unknown woman]
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.'
A3852.2
Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79 Queen Bee lost off Farewell Spit August 6th '79
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.
A20.1
[Portrait of an unknown man with lock of hair II] [Portrait of an unknown man with lock of hair II]
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.
A1679.2
Earina Earina
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of an orchid with flowers. Two yellow brown stems are depicted with simple alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are strap-shaped with a prominent, dark midrib. The small flowers are bilateral, with white petals and yellow centres at the terminal ends of the stems in small clusters. There are leaves depicted in a wash of greens and blues.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES", "EariNA" and "FEB"
A4882
Veronica hulkeana Veronica hulkeana
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 brown-red stems are depicted with alternate leaves on petioles. The green-yellow leaf blades are oval-shaped with toothed margins. At the terminal ends of the stems are many branching clusters of flowers, in bud at the tips and open at the base. The flowers are white-purple with four joined pointed petals and yellow centres. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked “NiNA JONES” and “VEroNiCA HulkEANA”
A4882
Homestead of Harvey Knapp Homestead of Harvey Knapp
Unmounted painting on paper, with wallpaper sample glued to back. House at right, and tree at centre, with fence running horizontally across lower half of composition.
Bay and islands, Marlborough Sounds Bay and islands, Marlborough Sounds
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of paper. The print depicts a picture of a view of a bay and islands from an elevated perspective. There are tall trees and treestumps in the bottom right corner of the composition. In the middle ground and background the ocean and many inlets, islands and sky are depicted in a palette of blues and greens.
[The ship 'Ringaroom'] [The ship 'Ringaroom']
Painting on paper, with card backing. Sail / steamer 'Ringaroom' with a boat behind at left.
Sketch of the store in Nelson, New Zealand Sketch of the store in Nelson, New Zealand
Painting on paper, with paper backing. Water and three boats in forgeground, with row of buildings behind, and hills in background.
Country church Country church
Watercolour painting on paper with card backing. The painting depicts a view across woodland toward a church. In the foreground on the left is a tree stump surrounded by grasses. On the right is a pond, with a dirt mound in the middle on top of which is a horizontal log. In the middle ground are tall trees and two tree stumps. In the background is a small church with a central nave and two small protruding gabled sections, one at the side and one at the end of the building. There is a low fence in front of the church. To the right is a second building. In the distance are a series of hill ranges, and sky.

At the bottom of the composition is 'MUNTZ' and 'MUNTZ' and '20 x 14'
Comet Comet
Oil painting on board. The painting is a night scene looking over the Boulder Bank to Tasman Bay and hills beyond. In the foreground is a stand of trees. In the middle-distance is a body of water, with a line running through it from the left, representing the Boulder Bank. In the background is a mountain range. The sky is blue black and has two long white streaks representing the tail of a comet, as well as multiple white spots, representing stars. The painting has a dark palette of colours.

The painting is signed 'EC Harris'.
[The Albion Wharf, Nelson] [The Albion Wharf, Nelson]
Unmounted painting on paper. Port scene with figures on wharf, and boats in harbour behind.
View of Nelson Haven, Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand View of Nelson Haven, Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand
Unmounted painting on paper, with border margins. Building and six tents in foreground, and boats in haven behind.
Dr. Renwick's house, with cacti Dr. Renwick's house, with cacti
Watercolour painting on paper, with card backing. The painting depicts a single storey cottage and gardens. In the foreground is a lawn and gardens. A pathway curves from near the bottom left corner across to the right middle-ground. On either side of the path are small raised garden beds with small plants and shrubs. To the right of the picture is an archway over the path, and at the pictures right edge a large plant with long, lance-shaped leaves with toothed margins. There is another archway further back in the picture covered with vegetation. In the middle-distance is a cottage with two sets of French doors and a veranda. The veranda has a series of columns, the criss-cross design echoing the patterns in the archways. The French doors on the right are open. There is a prominent brick chimney on top of the cottage and a second smaller chimney with a funnel and brown smoke. There are various trees, shrubs and potted plants about the cottage. In the background are rolling hills and a blue sky and white clouds above the hills.

The painting is signed "J.W. SAXTON."
[Landscapes with Nelson Cathedral] [Landscapes with Nelson Cathedral]
Unmounted painting on paper. View of Old Christ Church at left, with house at right, and hills behind.
[Nelson from Church Hill] [Nelson from Church Hill]
Unmounted painting on paper. View looking down Trafalgar Street toward the sea and windmill from Church Hill.
[Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge] [Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge]
Painting on paper with card backing. Landscape with man and two cattle in foreground right, overlooking Nelson town. The Old Christ Church is at centre left.
Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge, 1845 Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge, 1845
Painting on paper, with paper backing. View of Nelson township, Maori and European people at left lower edge. Includes detailed key of buildings.
Nelson Jubilee Celebration. Nelson Jubilee Celebration.
Unmounted painting on paper. View of Trafalgar Street with crowds, and flags.
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