Pencarrow Head; John GULLY; 1880; 4
Pencarrow HeadAbout 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
1880Medium and Materials
Watercolour on paperSubject and Association Keywords
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.
The Bishop Suter Art Gallery Founding Donation, gifted by Mrs Amelia Suter in memory of her husband Bishop Andrew Burn Suter in 1895Object Type
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