The Maitai hop gardens of Hooper & Dodson the brewers

Maker and role
Artist: J.C. Hoyte (b.Circa 1833, d.1912)
Production date
Circa 1870
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Object Detail

Watercolour painting on a rectangular sheet of cream paper with card backing. The painting depicts a semi-rural scene looking north-east up the Maitai Valley. A road, Nile Street East, runs diagonally through the picture from the left corner up to the middle ground. There are hop gardens in the foreground, distinguished by the early growing technique using tripods of stakes. There is a large tree on the right. Behind the tree the Maitai river can be seen on a diagonal up through the picture to the middle-ground. In the background are high hills framing the scene and a cloudy sky. At the point where the road meets the river is a tall bare tree trunk and behind that a tall narrow building. These same reference points are visible in Ref no. AC955. See Ref no. 9913 for a photograph of a hop garden in the Maitai area.

The painting is signed 'J C Hoyte.'
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Media/materials description
Paper; Card
Media and materials
Sheet = 478 h x 568 w Composition = 297 h x 472 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 297 x 472mm
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 478 x 568mm
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Credit line
J.C. Hoyte (Circa 1833-1912). The Maitai hop gardens of Hooper & Dodson the brewers, circa 1970. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC835

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