Libertia grandiflora

Hetley, Georgina Burne
Production date
Circa 1880
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
Watercolour on paper depicting the plant Libertia grandiflora also known as New Zealand Iris, tukauki, mikoikoi and manga-a-huripapa.

The plant has tuft of leaves with a grass or flax-like formation in colours of green, yellow and orange. There are stems with white flowers with three petals at the tips.

Written on the back of the work is: Libertia grandiflora as identified by Mrs Harold Holt, November 1974.

Signed. Undated.
Production date
Circa 1880
Production place
Production technique
Height x Width: 335 x 218mm
G.B. Hetley, Signature, Handwritten
Libertia Grandiflora as identified by Mrs Harold Holt, November 1974., Inscription, Handwritten
Classification terms
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 48/4/41
Credit line
gifted by the Misses Hetley
Other number(s)
48/4/41, 34264
Accession number


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