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Solar plate etching in black ink on white paper. Composition consists of 5 long plates placed one below the other depicting landscape views of pa sites on the coastal road between Pungarehu to Warea road including Mt. Taranaki/Egmont. Some trees and power lines included. Titled, signed and dated below.
Accession No
TM2003.358

Multi-coloured screenprint on paper composed of 3 long panoramic views of pa sites located between Pungarehu and Warea on the coastal road including Mt. Taranaki/Egmont.
Accession No
TM2003.357

Homestead and barn at Merton on the outskirts of New Plymouth. Cleared land, felled trees and stumps are visible in the foreground. A single cow is situated in the lower right corner. The cottage was originally called "French's house" when Henry and James Richmond lived in it in May 1851. The cottage was enlarged and improved to become "New Merton" and became the Richmond's first homestead.
Accession No
TM.2002.121

Watercolour depicting an image of the C.A. Wilkinson facade prior to construction of Puke Ariki. The facade has "PUKE ARIKI" in large black letters along the top left hand side edge and "C. A. WILKINSON" in smaller letters at the top right. In the lower right corner of the facade the following words are painted in black and are on four vertical columns painted (from left to right) blue, yellow, red and blue: "TARANAKI / MUSEUM / LIBRARY / PROJECT". Small grey car parked outside facade.
Accession No
TM.2001.175

Early New Plymouth street scene depicting the corner of Brougham and Devon Streets. Three buildings in middleground with horse and cart standing on road in front. Middle shop has a small golden boot at front. This shop belonged to boot maker Thomas Wood, and was called "The Golden Boot". Methodist Church can just be seen top left on the hill. A small number of people stand around the block of buildings.
Accession No
TM.2000.147

Thomas Wood's property in New Plymouth located approximately where Centre Court/TSB building is currently situated. Painting depicts a small building middleground with "T. Wood" printed above the door. A large gold-coloured boot is also above door. A number of similar dwellings are located to the right of the property. Dirt road in immediate foreground. Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Ranges is visible in the background.
Accession No
TM.2000.146

Acrylic painting depicting three individuals reading newspapers at the newspaper stand - New Plymouth District Library. All have their backs to the viewer. Figure on left is seated on a stool while the other two stand. Painting is predominently green with small areas of cream, grey and white. Signed lower right "R. Van't Hof". Framed.
Accession No
TM.1999.295

Watercolour depicting view of shop frontages along King Street, New Plymouth - from the corner of Egmont and King Streets. Rear of current library building visible along left hand side edge.
Accession No
TM.1999.294

Name/Title
Oil painting depicting paperback book on a wooden table. Cover of book is lime green and top flap is partially lifted revealing underneath text. Along top edge of book the words "New Plymouth Public Library" are printed. White book mark inserted two thirds of the way through. Speckled pink background.
Accession No
TM.1999.293

St Mary's Anglican Church on Vivian Street, New Plymouth. In the foreground of the picture is the wide dirt road which is now Vivian Street. Along the foot path is a man and a woman. St Mary's is situated in the middleground and surrounded by several large trees.
Accession No
TM.1997.298

Name/Title
The picture depicts part of the Puke Ariki Landing (the stone sculpture designed and partially carved by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi with carving assistance from Maurice Whitehead and others. Also gardens and park bench). Also shown is the central city end of St Aubyn Street - pre the 1996 demolition showing the National Dairy Association building, which later became Gilmour's Auction and a Paddy's Market beside which is the Messenger-designed building that later is incorporated into Puke Ariki's facade. This building was the warehouse of businessman Charles Anderson Wilkinson.
Accession No
TM.1997.190

Name/Title
An unframed botanical work of oil on canvas. Depicts a specimen of NZ puff ball. Predominant colours - cream coloured puff ball image with an orange coloured background.
Accession No
PA2016.004

Watercolour painting made from a 1930s photograph of the Smart Bros. Ltd. plumbing, tinsmithing, and electrical company premises on corner of Brougham and Powderham Streets, New Plymouth. The painting shows the large building with a red roof and a sign on the left side that reads 'SMART BROS. LTD. OFFICES, STORE ROOMS' and another sign on the right that reads 'SMART BROS. LTD. [PLUMBING ELECTRICAL (partially visible)]. There are two large power poles in front of the building on either side of the corner, and several vehicles parked along the street on the left and one on the right. There is a man visible in the shop window on the right wearing a blue shirt and blue overalls. He has been identified as Leslie Allen Smart, son of Allan Kiddy Smart (one of the original three Smart brothers along with George and Herbert) and father of Brian Smart, who commissioned the painting. The dog sitting outside the building in the centre of the image has been identified as Skip, who belonged to Arthur Lawrence Smart. The painting is framed with a beige mat with the title included in it and a mottled brown and gold frame.

George Smart established his business in Stratford in 1892 and was joined by his brothers when he expanded into New Plymouth. Allan Smart was one of the first registered electricians in New Plymouth. The company ran until c1957.
Accession No
PA2016.001

Ink and watercolour painting of buildings on Brougham Street. The orange-tinted building on the left, designed by architect J.T. Edmonds, was constructed in 1884 as the premises of the New Plymouth Investment and Loan Society. The green-tinted building was constructed in 1896 by lawyer Robert Clinton Hughes as offices for his legal firm and was designed by architect W.F. Brooking. The buildings were combined in 1995 to form Andre's L'Escargot restaurant which closed in 2013 and reopened as the 'Mexico' restaurant in 2014.
Accession No
PA2014.137

Name/Title
Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's dog Wiki sleeping on a chair.
Accession No
PA2012.135

Name/Title
Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's house with bush and Mount Taranaki in the background.
Accession No
PA2012.134

Name/Title
Mixed media painting of the artist's dachshund, Jess. The dog is pictured sleeping on her back on the right of the painting. She is rendered in browns, ochre, black, red and white. The abstract background incorporates several page fragments of a South African phone book and features a range of colours including yellow, purple, green, blue, red and white. The brushstrokes are very expressive and the paint surface is heavily textured. Anne Holliday often reworks previous paintings and in 2008 this artwork was originally a painting of an insect.
Accession No
PA2012.120

View of a two-storied house once located at 234 Devon Street East and 236 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. The house is white with green window frames and detailing. The house is situated amidst a large garden. A lawn dominates the foregound. There is a large tree planted at the edge of the lawn, in front of the house. A wheelbarrow sits on the lawn on the left. The house was built for Dr David Wylie in 1910. From 1927 to 1950 it was the home of Monica and Rex Brewster. It was demolished some time in the 1970s.
Accession No
PA2012.025

Part XXII (22) of Banks' Florilegium containing 23 colour prints relating to New Zealand, printed from the original copperplate engravings in 1986 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History). The prints illustrate plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in "H.M.S. Endeavour" (1768-1771). The specimens were gathered and classified by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., P.C., P.R.S., and Dr Daniel Solander, F.R.S., and were accurately engraved between 1771 and 1784 after drawings taken from nature by Sydney Parkinson.
Accession No
PA2011.113

Part XXI (21) of Banks' Florilegium containing 23 colour prints relating to New Zealand, printed from the original copperplate engravings in 1986 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History). The prints illustrate plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in "H.M.S. Endeavour" (1768-1771). The specimens were gathered and classified by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., P.C., P.R.S., and Dr Daniel Solander, F.R.S., and were accurately engraved between 1771 and 1784 after drawings taken from nature by Sydney Parkinson.
Accession No
PA2011.112

Sketch of "The Pines", the house of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown, son of Charles Armitage Brown. The house is pictured on a ridge. A river is visible in the foreground. Hills and vegetation in the middleground. The sketch is included in a sketchbook attributed to one of Major Charles (Carlino) Brown's daughters. However, the inscription on the inside cover reads "Constance W. Rowe / Taranaki / April 2nd 1880" - it is unclear if this inscription indicates the name of the actual artist.
Accession No
PA2011.111

Name/Title
Oil painting depicting a woman carrying buckets of water to dampen down a burn that is threatening a settler hut. The woman is pictured in the foreground with two buckets slung across her shoulders. Water is spilling out of both buckets. She has her back turned and is looking over her shoulder towards the viewer. She is wearing a light blue dress with a white lace collar and a white apron tied around her waist. Her hair is tied up. She is standing in a river and her legs are foreshortened. Water runs into the river through bush on the right hand side of the painting. In the middleground a wooden settler hut is visible, which is set in a cleared block of land. Tree stumps are dotted around the clearing. In the background, flames are visible near a line of trees. Smoke rises above the flames. The painting is the third in McLean's 'Settler Trilogy'.
Accession No
PA2011.095

Name/Title
Oil painting depicting the clearing of land during settlement. A man stands in the foreground on the trunk of a felled tree. He is wearing a white shirt, black trousers, a belt, a hat and a scarf knotted around his neck. He is holding a broken axe. His head is turned to the side and he is looking into the distance. The ground behind him is littered with felled trees. A large nikau palm still stands on the left of the painting, though it has an axe mark in its trunk. In the middleground a boy stands holding the bridle of a white horse. A black dog sits on the ground in front of the boy and horse and is looking up at them. A wooden hut is visible in the background, as are tall trees that are yet to be felled. The painting is the second in McLean's 'Settler Trilogy'.
Accession No
PA2011.094

Seven members of the Armed Constabulary pictured at the entrance to the Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp. They are dressed in uniform and are wearing caps. A dog is lying on the ground in front of them. A wooden building dominates the left hand side of the painting. Another building is pictured on the right of the painting and a bell tent is visible in the centre. Numerous large trees are pictured behind the buildings. On the ridge of the hill behind the entrance to the camp, the Pungarehu blockhouse can be seen. The Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp was used as the base from which the Armed Constabulary staged the invasion of Parihaka pā on 5 November 1881. At that time, approximately 1,000 men were stationed at the camp.
Accession No
PA2011.084

Sketch of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, presumed to have been painted by James Chapman-Taylor's third wife, Joan. 'Wilkinson's Castle' is visible on the brow of a hill with tall trees surrounding the house. Vegetation is depicted on the hillside in the foreground. It is possible this sketch was made before the plans for the house were finalised and building had commenced.
Accession No
PA2010.219
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