Lydekker Huia

Print description



Ruapehu and Tongariro Mountains from Lake Taupo,

Chromolithograph after original water colour drawings by John Gully, artist and surveyor.



New Zealand Scenery, by John Gully,
Henry Wise & Company, Dunedin,
London: Marcus Ward & Co. 1877.



John Gully, (1819-1888)

Addional Notes:


During the late 19th century colonial period, John Gully was one of New Zealand’s foremost watercolour painters and he specialised in romantic and atmospheric scenes. This earned him the title of the ‘New Zealand Turner’, referring to the English artist, J.M.W.Turner (1775 - 1851) who was famous for his atmospheric and romantic views of lofty mountains with mist-shrouded peaks. These were intended to evoke feelings of awe at the grandeur of nature.

In 1877 Henry Wise and Co., Dunedin, in conjunction with Marcus Ward and Co., London, published a portfolio, New Zealand Scenery, containing chromolithographs of some of Gully's paintings of New Zealand scenery, with descriptions by Dr Julius von Haast.


Display &
Framing Notes:


Do not hang in direct sunlight.
This print should be framed with acid free archival matting and archival glass.



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