BREES, Samuel Charles;

Palliser Bay, Wairarapa Bar, Baring Head &c

c.1844
Watercolour on paper
205 x 365mm

Inscriptions: PALLISER BAY, WAIRARAPA BAR, BARINGS HEAD &C S[CB] [l.r.]

Small but dramatic, this watercolour is a fine example of the work of Samuel Charles Brees. It is one of a number of sketches produced by the surveyor–artist about 1844. A similar view is shown in Palliser Bay and the Sandbar of the Wairarapa in the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa (B-031-019). There is a pencil sketch on the reverse of the work.

Provenance

1987–
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from McArthur and Company, 5 August 1987, lot 49

–1987
Unknown

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