MAPLESTONE, Henry;

Tinakori Road, Wellington

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1849
Watercolour on paper
300 x 450mm (image); 630 x 800mm (frame)

Inscriptions: H Maplestone 1849 [l.r.]

The auction catalogue note for this work runs as follows:

‘Taken from the top of Hawkstone Street looking up the road towards Karori. The house in the mid to right is Levins and the villa seen above is Mr Holroyd’s; Mr Dorset’s house is higher up the range of hills. Maplestone, a well known British watercolourist, was probably commissioned by the New Zealand Company to do this work together with others of Taranaki, Nelson and Wellington, held by the Turnbull Library and published by them as very
popular prints.’

Provenance

1986–
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from McArthur and Company, 12 August 1986, lot 410

?–?
Collection of S. Percy Smith

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