Coprosma acerosa

Maker and role
Artist: Nina Jones (b.1871, d.1926)
Production date
Circa 1920
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Object Detail

Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted with clusters of small leaves. The green leaf blades are small and needle-shaped. Interspersed along the stems are round white-blue berries, some singular and some in small clusters. The berries look similar to small opals, hence the common name for the tree, 'Opal Berry'. There are leaves depicted in a wash of browns.

The painting is marked "NINA JONES" and titled "COProsMA AcErOSA."
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Mount = 355 h x 460 w Composition = 277 h x 370 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 277 x 370mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 355 x 460mm
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