Pittosporum eugenioides - Taratara

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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 tree branches with flowers. Two branching brown stems are depicted with alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are lance-shaped with wavy margins and a prominent white midrib. At the terminal ends of the stems are clusters of flowers. The small white flowers are star-shaped, with long protruding yellow stamens. Leaves are depicted in a blue wash.

The painting is marked "NINA JONES" and "Pittosporum eugenioides - Tarata". Paper label on front: "Pittosporum eugenioides, the leaves of the tree have a lemon odour when bruised, much grown in gardens. Natural size".
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Mount = 520 h x 366 w Composition = 440 h x 289 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 440 x 289mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 520 x 366mm
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