Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge, 1845

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attr Artist: Longueville
After: Bell, Francis Dillon, 1821-1870
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Painting on paper, with paper backing. View of Nelson township, Māori and European people at left lower edge. Includes detailed key of buildings.
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Sheet = 254 w x 325 h Composition = 181 h x 260 w
Maker biography

Francis Dillon Bell, 1821-1898, was the acting secretary for the New Zealand Company in London in 1841 and he emigrated to New Zealand in 1843.
He succeeded Fox as the resident agent for the New Zealand Company in Nelson. He married Margaret Hort in 1850 and had a son Francis Dillon Bell in 1851. They had a family of 7 children in all. The Bell family moved to the Hutt Valley in 1850 and Bell later became Agent General in London.

See Lash, Max. Nelson notables . Nelson : Helson Historical Society, 1992.
Settlements Nelson
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Longueville, after Sir Francis Dillon Bell (1821 – 1898). Nelson from above Saltwater Bridge, 1845. Watercolour. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC816.

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