Libertia ixioides

Hetley, Georgina Burne
Production date
Circa 1880
Current rights
Public Domain
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Watercolour on paper depicting the plant Libertia ixioides also known as mikoikoi and tukauki.

The plant has several long narrow tufts of grass-like leaves. A slender brown branch with white flowers is emerging from the centre of the plant. In the bottom left corner are two pencil sketches of flower buds.

On the back he artist has written: A swamp plant flowering about December. North Island, Thames and elsewhere.

Signed. Undated.
Production date
Circa 1880
Production place
Production technique
Height x Width: 367 x 265mm
G. B. Hetley, Signature, Handwritten
Libertia ixioides, Inscription, Handwritten
Classification terms
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 48/4/80
Credit line
gifted by the Misses Hetley
Other number(s)
48/4/80, 34160
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