Object Detail

Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a plant with fruit and an insect. Long, narrow spear-shaped leaf blades point upwards and outwards from a central base. There are several long slender branching brown stems with dark blue, oval-shaped berries. A butterfly or moth is depicted on a berry stalk with beige wings with a series of grey-blue dots along the outer edge.

The print is titled "Dianella intermedia. (Blue berry)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "TURUTU" and "A grass like plant. Leaves 1-5 feet long, very slender, much branched stems, flowers small greenish white, berries a lovely blue. More common and finer in the North than Middle Islands, frequent in fern lands and woods".
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
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Dianella intermedia (Blueberry) Turutu. Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1085

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