Elaeocarpus hookerianus - Pokaka

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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 part of a tree with flowers. Three brown stems are depicted with leaves opposite and alternate on petioles. The leaf blades are wedge-shaped with serrated margins, dark green on top side and white pink underneath, with pinnate venation. The white green flowers hang in small clusters below the leaves. The white flowers are bell-shaped with fringed petals and yellow centres. There are leaves and flowers depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "ELAeocARPus HooKERiANus – PoKAKA". Paper label on front: "Elaeocarpus hookerianus, a bush tree which was greatly valued by the maories [sic] for its fruit. Natural size".
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Mount = 520 h x 370 w Composition = 440 h x 285 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 440 x 285mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 520 x 370mm
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