Veronica speciosa

Maker and role
Artist: Nina Jones (b.1871, d.1926)
Production date
Circa 1920
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Description
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 flowers. One green stem is visible, with alternate and opposite leaves. The dark green leaf blades are oval-shaped with prominent whitish midribs and margins. Flower spikes are at the terminal ends of the leaf stems. The flower spikes are made up of hundreds of tiny red flowers with yellow stamens. Two flower spikes are depicted with red circular buds. There are leaves depicted in a wash of brown.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "VeroNicA SPECioSA.". Paper label on front of mount: "Veronica speciosa, koromiko, a New Zealand veronica reaches its highest development there being about 80 endemic species. Veronica speciosa is a popular garden plant, now seldom found wild, having been destroyed by animals. Natural size".
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Media and materials
Measurements
Mount = 375 h x 300 w Composition = 296 h x 220 w
Measurements
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 296 x 220mm
Mount = Height x Width (mm) = 375 x 300mm
Subject category
Accession number
A4882
AC number
AC182

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