Kōwhai (D19 & D22)

Higgs, Avis
Production date
Circa 1949
Current rights
All Rights Reserved
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Two acrylic on paper designs featuring native New Zealand kōwhai.

Kōwhai (D19) depicts yellow kōwhai flowers with red highlights and dark green tree branches on top of a white and grey swirlled pattern background.

Kōwhai (D22) depicts pale yellow kōwhai flowers with charcoal grey detailing and charcoal grey tree branches and foilage on top of a white background.

Kōwhai (D19) and (D22) are design examples by Higgs' which incorporate highly iconographic New Zealand plants. The value of such designs lies in the simple stylistic representation of the plant rather than its botanical status.
Production date
Circa 1949
Production place
Production period
Production technique
Height x Width x Depth/Length: 755 x 544 x 38mm
Mounted on top: Length x Width: 171 x 155mm
Mounted on bottom: Length x Width: 231 x 183mm
Classification terms
Credit line
gifted by Marguerite Beere. Reproduced by kind permission of the Estate of Avis Higgs
Other number(s)
2004/23/14, 14, D19, D22, 26354
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