Olearia insignis

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Artist: Nina Jones (b.1871, d.1926)
Production date
Circa 1920
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Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of plants with flowers. The leaves emanate from a central point on long white petioles. The leaf blades are long and spoon-shaped, green on top with white pinnate venation and margins, and white underneath. Solitary flowers are on long white stems. The flowers have multiple thin white petals radiating out from a large pale yellow centre. The flowers have an inferior ovary with grey scales. Some flowers are depicted as scaly grey buds.

The painting is marked "NINA JONES" and "OlEARiA iNsiGNis". Paper label along lower edge: "Olearia insignis, a shrub growing on the rocks and cliffs of the east coast of the South Island. The finest of the large genus. Natural size, 25 3/8 x 18 1/8".
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Mount = 644 h x 454 w Composition = 560 h x 374 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 560 x 374mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 644 x 454mm
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