Pencarrow Head; John GULLY; 1880; 4

Name/Title

Pencarrow Head

About this object

The Pencarrow Head lighthouse stands sentinel in the background over a dramatic depiction of the entrance to Wellington Harbour, showing the power and majesty of the sea on the edge of Cook Strait.

Maker

John GULLY

Date Made

1880

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Colonial

Subject and Association Keywords

Marinescape

Subject and Association Keywords

Weather

Subject and Association Keywords

Sea

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/North Island/Wellington

Subject and Association Description

John Gully visited Wellington in October 1877 as shown by two dated sketches of Pencarrow and Wellington Head. This painting is based on the Pencarrow Head sketch held at Te Papa and printed by John Sidney Gully (1984) in his book on the artist.

A lighthouse continues to stand on Pencarrow Head today, although the one depicted in this painting was replaced in 1906.

Credit Line

The Bishop Suter Art Gallery Founding Donation, gifted by Mrs Amelia Suter in memory of her husband Bishop Andrew Burn Suter in 1895

Object Type

Painting

Object number

4

Rights

All rights reserved

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Tags
Colonial
Marinescape
Sea
Weather

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