Mount Taranaki from the North Shore of Cook Strait, New Zealand
1841, 555 x 777mm, Watercolour on paper
Thomas Allom never visited Aotearoa. However, his son, Albert James Allom, arrived as a survey cadet in 1842 and remained here until the late 1880s, when he moved to Tasmania. In London, Thomas Allom made plates for lithographs based on watercolours and drawings by Charles Heaphy published by the New Zealand Company.