Kaikoura; John GULLY; 1884; 33

Name/Title

Kaikoura

About this object

Classic studio watercolour landscape from the Kaikoura Peninsula looking north toward the seaward Kaikoura mountain range. The two highest peaks are Mount Manakau and Te Ao Whekere. There is grazing cattle in foreground with Kaikoura coastal settlement in midground.

Maker

John GULLY

Date Made

1884

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Place Made

Nelson

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

Mountains/Mountain ranges

Subject and Association Keywords

Industry/Farming

Subject and Association Keywords

Industry/Marine

Subject and Association Keywords

Sea

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes/Beach

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Kaikoura

Subject and Association Keywords

Pacific Ocean

Subject and Association Description

John Gully painted this for Bishop Suter. It was exhibited that same year in the Bishop's schoolhouse to raise Gully's local profile and a public subscription for a commissioned work for the City of Nelson (accession # 66: "Western Coast of Tasman Bay").

The painting was also exhibited in the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition 1885, Wellington, The Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886, London (where Gully received a commemorative medal and certificate) and the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888, Melbourne.

Mount Manakau and Te Ao Whekere can be seen in the distance across Kaikoura Bay in this view from the Peninsula.

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

33

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