Mountain Heights; John GULLY; 143

Name/Title

Mountain Heights

About this object

An atmospheric depiction of the mountain tops in a reddish hue from a sparsely covered hillside close below the snow line. Snow capped mountain peaks are just visible through the cloud effects.

Maker

John GULLY

Medium and Materials

Watercolour on paper

Subject and Association Keywords

Landscapes

Subject and Association Keywords

Mountains

Subject and Association Keywords

Flora

Subject and Association Description

Lincoln Lee (1932) wrote "Two more finished works of that date [1863] are Moving Mists and Mountain Heights." John Sidney Gully (1984) acknowledges this and states that be believes the subject to be Mount Alarm but could not positively identity either date or locality. "Moving mists" might be "Morning Mist" (accession number 142).

Tramper and climber, David Blunt, believes that this image is not the right shape for Mount Alarm and is more likely to be Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku as seen from the Awatere Valley.

Credit Line

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

Object Type

Painting

Object number

143

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Flora
Landscapes
Mountains

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