Fruit of Colensoa physaloides - Oru

Maker and role
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 shrub with fruit. One red brown stem is depicted with alternate leaves on long petioles. The green and brown leaf blades are egg-shaped with serrated margins and a prominent brown midrib. The fruit is depicted on a small branching purple stems with round purple berries. The base of the berry has small pointed protrusions. There are leaves and berries depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked "N.J." and "Fruit of CoLENsoA physALoidEs - Oru"
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Mount = 364 h x 303 w Composition = 280 h x 215 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 280 x 215mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 364 x 303mm
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