Object Detail

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."
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Metrosideros robusta (Rata). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1088

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