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ID: 700001831Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Otago landscape (watercolor (painting); George O'Brien (New Zealand watercolorist and lithographer, ...; 1870; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; 1976-0038-2)
Note: "Otago landscape" is typical of O'Brien's landscapes, and demonstrates the liberties he took to achieve an ideal view within the conventions of a classical landscape in the manner of Claude Lorrain, the seventeenth-century French landscape painter. The scene has been effortlessly manipulated to fit O'Brien's favoured oval format. The foreground is highly detailed, with flax bushes framing the lefthand side; the fence on the right leads the eye over the hill, plunging into a cool blue valley and on to a small settlement already cast into dusk. The hills are sharply defined, and the sky, garishly aglow with the orange and pink hues of a sunset, consumes almost half the painting. (Rebecca Rice, 2009)
Titles:
Otago landscape (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: 1870

Creator Display:
George O'Brien (New Zealand watercolorist and lithographer, 1821-1888) [preferred,VP]
painter O'Brien, George (New Zealand watercolorist and lithographer, 1821-1888) [500059186]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, Oceania) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 1976-0038-2
Credit Line: Purchased 1976
Creation: Dunedin [7001792] Otago (region (administrative division)), South Island (national division), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: watercolor
watercolors (paintings) [300078925]
.......(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>)
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: 244 (Height) x 346 (Width) mm; Support: 244 (Height) x 346 (Width) mm
General Subject:
landscape (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Otago [7018437]
.....(South Island (national division), New Zealand (nation), Oceania (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
hills [300008777]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, landforms (terrestrial)) (AAT)
fence [300005044]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Open Spaces and Site Elements, site elements) (AAT)
sunset [300343635]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, physical sciences concepts, earth sciences concepts, times of day) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Otago landscape........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=39014; accessed 22 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=39014; accessed 22 August 2012
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