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ID: 700001790Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Sketch from the South Bank of the Rangitiki (watercolor (painting); William Mein Smith (New Zealand artist, 1798-1869); 1841; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1992-0035-1833)
Note: In September 1841 Smith went to Wanganui to superintend the selection of rural sections. He would have made this sketch, a precisely observed panoramic view, during the journey. The dunes in the foreground counterpoint the vast expanse of potentially rich agricultural land across the river. Smith depicts a solution to the land hunger of Wellington’s settlers, but perhaps recognising that Maori still considered themselves owners of the land, he takes the trouble to annotate with their Maori names prominent landmarks such as the distant volcano ‘Tonga-riro’ and the ‘Rua Wahine’ mountain range. The sketch is a fine example of the work for which Smith is best remembered today: ‘his exact sketches and watercolours of early Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa’. (Michael Fitzgerald, 2009)
Titles:
Sketch from the South Bank of the Rangitiki (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
watercolor (painting) [300078925] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by material or technique>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1841

Creator Display:
William Mein Smith (New Zealand artist, 1798-1869) [preferred,VP]
artist Mein Smith, William (New Zealand artist, 1798-1869) [500198209]
Locations:
Creation: Term Not Found (TGN Candidate) (Geographic)
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1992-0035-1833
Credit Line: Gift of Horace Fildes, 1937
Display Materials: pencil graphite, watercolour, paper
watercolor (paint) [300015045]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
paper (fiber product) [300014109]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products)
graphite (mineral) [300011098]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, mineral)

Dimensions: Image: 191 (Height) x 527 (Width) mm; Support: 191 (Height) x 527 (Width) mm
General Subject:
landscape (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Term Not Found
..... TGN Candidate
river [300008707]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, bodies of water (natural), bodies of freshwater, <bodies of freshwater by biome>, riverine bodies of water) (AAT)
hills [300008777]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, landforms (terrestrial)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Sketch from the South Bank of the Rangitiki........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=158848; accessed 20 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=158848; accessed 20 August 2012
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