Mixed-media drawing on paper, with paper backing. The drawing depicts a volcanic mountain range in the Auckland region. In the foreground is a sloping field lined by hedges. On the left are two tall trees, and on the right are two cattle, one lying on the ground and the other standing. In the middleground are rolling hills, where the land is divided up by fences and by a road that recedes into the centre of the picture from the bottom left corner. There are several houses dotted through the landscape as well as stands of trees. In the background are the 'five kings', five high hills with flattened tops.
In the top right corner is '32'.
In the bottom right corner is 'The Five Kings, Auckland'
Sheet = 248 w x 310 h Composition = 164 h x 238 w
Composition = Height x Width (mm) = 164 x 238mm
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 248 x 310mm
The Five Kings, Auckland, circa 1860. Mixed-media drawing on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC490