HomeObject Detail
Archives

Book, 'New Zealand Berries'; Emily Harris (1836/1837?-1925); Circa 1890; XHC.249

Book, 'New Zealand Berries'; Emily Harris (1836/1837?-1925), H D Jackson; Circa 1890; XHC.249
Book, 'New Zealand Berries'; Emily Harris (1836/1837?-1925), H D Jackson; Circa 1890; XHC.249Book, 'New Zealand Berries'; Emily Harris (1836/1837?-1925), H D Jackson; Circa 1890; XHC.249
Name/Title
Book, 'New Zealand Berries'
About this object
Book; entitled 'New Zealand Berries' by E C Harris [Emily Harris]. A soft-covered booklet which contains fourteen pages of black and white illustrations of New Zealand native berries, with Latin taxonomic names and descriptions. Published by H D Jackson in Nelson, circa 1890.

Emily Cumming Harris (1836/37?-1925) was an artist and illustrator, born in Plymouth, Devonshire, who immigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1841. Spending her early years in Taranaki, Emily was sent to Hobart, Tasmania, when war broke out in the province, to study art. She spent time there, and in Melbourne, before joining her family in Nelson where she continued her connection with the Hurworth clan, some of whom had also taken residence in Nelson after the conflict in Taranaki. Emily’s great interest was in painting botanical subjects and in 1890, with the assistance of bookseller H. D. Jackson, she published three books: 'New Zealand flowers', 'New Zealand ferns', and 'New Zealand berries'. Sadly however, her black and white lithographs failed to compete with other more colourful botanical works of the period.

For more information about Hurworth Cottage, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Maker Role
Artist
Maker Role
Publisher
Date Made
Circa 1890
Medium and Materials
paper
Measurements
31.3 x 25.7 x 0.5cm
Credit Line
Collection of Hurworth Cottage, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Book
Object number
XHC.249

Tags

1890
E C Harris
Emily Cumming Harris
Emily Harris
H. D. Jackson
New Zealand Berries


Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.

Copyright Licence Help
All rights reserved
+ Add Comment