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Artist: Emily Harris (b.1836?, d.1925)
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'.
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Composition = 339 h x 436 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 339 x 436mm
Astronomy Nelson City
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Emily Harris (b.1837-1925). Comet, [no date]. Oil painting on board. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC807


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