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ID: 700001820Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Wellington Harbour, N.Z. (watercolor (painting); Charles Heaphy (English painter, 1820-1881, active in New Ze...; 1841; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1968-0024-1)
Note: The work in Te Papa.s collection is a preliminary study for Heaphy's well-known watercolour of the same year, "View of a part of the town of Wellington, New Zealand, looking towards the south-east, comprising about one-third of the water-frontage…" (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington). The artist's viewpoint is from Clay Point, above the junction of Lambton Quay and Willis Street. The shoreline and much of the harbour that he depicts have long been buried by reclamations, although contemporary viewers will recognise the lines of Lambton Quay and Wakefield Street. By the time Heaphy completed "View of a part of the town of Wellington-" in September 1841, the settlement was suffering from inadequate capital investment and poor access to farming land. But both "Wellington Harbour, New Zealand" and his finished work depict a pretty little settlement, with a busy harbour, a general air of picturesque prosperity, and surrounding hills that are decidedly less rugged than they are in reality. The only elements that might have seemed alien to viewers in Britain are the beached waka, or canoes, in the foreground. (Michael Fitzgerald, 2009)
Titles:
Wellington Harbour, N.Z. (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:
Charles Heaphy (English painter, 1820-1881, active in New Zealand) [preferred,VP]
painter Heaphy, Charles (English painter, 1820-1881, active in New Zealand) [500016393]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1968-0024-1
Credit Line: Purchased 1968 from Wellington City Council Picture Purchase Fund
Display Materials: watercolor
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)

Dimensions: Image: 349 (height) x 449 (width) mm
General Subject:
landscape (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Wellington [7001775]
.....(Wellington region (region (administrative division)), North Island (national division), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
canoes [300212688]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by form>, <watercraft by end configuration>, symmetrical-ended watercraft, double-enders) (AAT)
clouds [300343840]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, physical sciences concepts, earth sciences concepts, earth features) (AAT)
sailing ships [300125446]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by specific type>, <watercraft by method of propulsion>, sailing vessels, <sailing vessels by size>) (AAT)
harbor [300008678]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, bodies of water (natural)) (AAT)
buildings (structures) [300004792]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Single Built Works (Hierarchy Name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by general type>, structures (single built works)) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Wellington Harbour, N.Z......... [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=41424; accessed 21 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=41424; accessed 21 August 2012
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