Object Detail

Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers. One branching light brown stem is depicted with closely bunched, compound leaves. The green leaf blades are small and linear. Interspersed between leaves are solitary red-orange oval berries on stalks.

The print is titled "Podocarpus ferruginea (Miro)" and "A lofty timber tree 50-80 feet high, common in the forest throughout New Zealand, one of the Black Pines of the Settlers. The red berries have a strong taste of turpentine, and are greedily eaten by birds, especially pigeons"
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
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Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Podocarpus ferruginea (Miro). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1060

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