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[Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832] [Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832]
Lithograph printed in black ink on rectangular sheet of cream paper, with border margins along top and sides, and wider border margin at the bottom. The print depicts a three quarter length picture of a seated Walter Scott (1771-1832) and dog. He sits with both hands on a cane propped up between his legs. He has short hair. He wears a jacket, waistcoat, shirt and necktie, and pants. The dog has a collar around its neck and sits by Scott’s leg. In the background hills, sky, and a tree are depicted.

The print is titled "SIR [illegible] BAR.T", signed “Painted by J.W. Gordon" and "Engraved by W. Holl”.
Vitex littoralis (Puriri) Vitex littoralis (Puriri)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers and fruit. One brown branching stem is depicted with leaves opposite on petioles. The green leaf blades are large and ovular with pinnate venation. Below the leaves are small branching clusters of flowers. The pink flowers are tubular. Below the flowers are small branching clusters of fruit. The fruit are round red berries on individual stalks. There are leaves and stalks depicted in a green wash.

The painting is titled "Vitex littoralis. (Puriri)" and "A handsome forest tree 50-60 feet high, common along the east coast of the North Island. Flowers pink, berries bright red, ripe berries and flowers appear on the same branch at the same time. Wood extremely hard."
View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson
Handcoloured lithograph on paper, mounted on canvas stretcher. View of Nelson town.
Trichomanes reniforme (kidney fern) Trichomanes reniforme (kidney fern)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a fern. Several green fronds are depicted on long green curved petioles. The leaf blades are kidney-shaped with palmate venation. The larger leaves have a brown dotted margin, representing sori. Behind the fern, green compound leaves with odd pinnate formation are depicted.

"Trichomanes reniforme (Kidney fern)" and "Abundant in forest of both Islands growing on damp and rotten logs. Fronds nearly transparent when fresh. One fo the nmost beautiful and singular ferns; confined to New Zealand."
The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation
Sepia and black print on card backing, in three sections, joined at sides. Possibly discoloured. View from Shelbourne Street with named buildings. Women washing at foreground left and makeshift accomodation at centre.
Solanum aviculare (Poroporo) Solanum aviculare (Poroporo)
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."
Solanum aviculare (Poroporo) Solanum aviculare (Poroporo)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. Two brown stems are depicted with alternate leaves. The leaf blades are lance-shaped and lobed with pinnate venation. At the terminal ends of the stems are small clusters of flowers. The flowers have five joined pointed petals with yellow centres and green sepals. Some flowers are depicted as oval cream buds with green sepals.

The print is titled "Solanum aviculare. (Poroporo)" and "Shrub common in the North Island. Leaves very dark green. Flowers lilac."
Senecio hectori Senecio hectori
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. A white leaf stem and green flower stem are depicted. The leaf blades are large and oval-shaped with serrated margins, green on top and white underneath, with pinnate venation. The cluster of flowers has long white free pointed petals radiating out from a yellow centre with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Senecio Hectori." and "A remarkably handsome shrub six to twelve feet high. Found by Sir James Hector on the Buller River, Nelson Province 1872. Flowers abundantly in January. Flowers white with yellow centres. It is the most beautiful of its species."
Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted. The green acuminate-shaped leaves have parallel venation. The red and green round berries have pointed bottoms, in many branched clusters.

The print is titled "Rhipogonum scandens. (Supple-jack)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "KAREAO or PIRITA" and "Tall climbing plant with long and slender stems forming interwoven wiry masses in the forest very difficult to penetrate. Flowers very small greenish while berries bright scarlet variable in size. Abundant throughout New Zealand. The long underground root stocks have been used as Sarsaparilla and the stems for basket work and hurdles."
Ranunculus pinguis Ranunculus pinguis
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. Several kidney-shaped leaves are depicted with lobed margins and palmate venation, on long thick petioles. The flowers have five long yellow heart-shaped free petals radiating out from a centre of multiple yellow stamens, on long green pedicels. Semi-open flowers are depicted with hairy pedicels and sepals.

The print is titled "Ranunculus pinguis." and "A handsome plant growing on the mountain ranges of the Middle Island, altitude four to five thousand feet. Flowers yellow. Some of the New Zealand species are the finest known"
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