Object Detail

Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of cream paper with border margins. The image is a scene from the Port looking east across to Nelson city hills. A dirt road spans the foreground space. In the middle ground to the left is a wooden barrel lying on it's side, and further to the right a horse and cart, next to which a woman in a red dress and a man stand. To the left and 'behind' the horse and cart is a two storied building with casement windows, a flag pole on the roof and a street veranda extending over the road supported on posts. On the facade of the veranda is "H.M.CUSTOMS". To the left of the centre of the picture is the mast of a boat. On the right are two double-storied buildings with large shop front casement windows. There are planter boxes on the second stories. On the facade is "SHIP AKERSTEN. CHANDLERS". To the right side of the buildings are a row of wooden barrels and a flagpole and flag. To the extreme right is a steep cliff. In the background is the sea and hill ranges.

In the bottom edge of the window mount is "A VIEW AT THE PORT NELSON NEW ZEALAND"
Bett Loan Collection
Art Collection Number
Watercolor/Painting/Fine Arts
Measurement Description
Sheet = 306 h x 384 w Composition = 230 h x 315 w
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Arden, Hamar Humphrey (1816-1895) (attrib). A view of the Port, Nelson, New Zealand [n.d.]. Watercolour. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC839.

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