Morning Mist; John GULLY; 1863; 142

Name/Title

Morning Mist

About this object

Menacing clouds look down on this lake scene where stark, rocky slopes drop down to the waters edge and snow capped mountains rise in the background. This scene has been identified as Lake Rotoiti and the composition has similarities to other paintings known to be of that location. (acc#: 31 and 341) However, the height of the peak at left (which would be Peanter Peak in the St Arnaud Range) is greatly exaggerated.

Maker

John GULLY

Date Made

1863

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Lake scenes

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

Mountains

Subject and Association Keywords

Colonial

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Nelson/Nelson Lakes/Lake Rotoiti

Subject and Association Description

John Sidney Gully (1984) suggests that this scene is possibly Lake Rotoiti looking south, though this is widely disputed by those who know the area.

Credit Line

Bequeathed by Mr and Mrs S.B. White in 1928

Object Type

Painting

Object number

142

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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