Dysoxylum spectabile

Hetley, Georgina Burne
Production date
Circa 1880
Current rights
Public Domain
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Watercolour on paper depicting the plant Dysoxylum spectabile also known as kohekohe or New Zealand mahogany.

Two branches are depicted, one with large glossy deep green leaves and the other with thin green stems and small white flowers. In the lower right corner there are two detailed examples of the white flower buds.

On the back is written: Timing flowering July. Trunk tree timber good for fencing purposes. Abundant in the North Island.

Signed. Undated.
Production date
Circa 1880
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Media/Materials description
Note: the work is not matted.
Height x Width: 367 x 263mm
Height x Width: 508 x 408mm
G. Hetley (surname underlined), Signature, Handwritten
Kohe-kohe Dysoxylum spectabile, Inscription, Handwritten
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Credit line
gifted by the Misses Hetley
Other number(s)
48/4/47, 34245
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