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A watercolour depicting a coastal scene with a pinky/orange sky. A log is in the left hand corner of the foreground. Label on seperate panel titles the work ""THE FIRST BREAKWATER " / WAITARA RIVER / BY E.E.WICKHAM" This is in question because three other works in the collection have been attributed to Collier, despite a label stating E.E.Wickham.
Accession No
TM.2002.318

A watercolour depicting a coastal scene with sand dunes, grasses and shrubs in the foreground. "J Collier / 1922" is signed in the lower left hand corner. Label on rear has "EAST BEACH SANDHILLS / WAITARA / BY E.E.WICKHAM". This is questionable because two other works in the collection have been attributed to Collier, despite a label stating E.E.Wickham. Painting is adhered to a card support.
Accession No
TM.2002.319

A watercolour signed in th lower left corner "J Collier / 1926". Painting is adhered to a card mount. Image is of the coast, with a bay, shrubs in foreground and to the sides in the middle. The rear has handwritten ""MOUTH OF THE WAITARA" / BEFORE THE WALLS / BY E.E.WICKHAM". Another two paintings also state Wickham as the artist, when it is actually signed Collier.
Accession No
TM.2002.320

Name/Title
A watercolour depicting a flower (resembling blue bells) with two leaves and a stem with four pink bell shaped flowers hanging down. Image is painted onto card and has been covered with tissue paper which is secured at the back in the four corners. Top rear has been signed in pencil "H Lackworthy" or possibly Larkworthy.
Accession No
TM.2002.325

Watercolour by Bernard Aris depicting a view of Taranaki taken from the slopes of Mt Taranaki/Egmont. Brown cottage with red roof in left foreground (depicted from the rear), a corrogated iron shed is situated lower down the slopes. Large, possibly dead, tree to right of cottage in foreground. Beyond the buildings is a view of Taranaki farm land and Mt Ruapehu.
Accession No
A75.629

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 sketch of the Bank of New Zealand building in Waitara. The building is rendered in green with grey columns and a large red door, with the outlines and details sketched loosely in black ink. The building was built in 1876 and demolished in the 1960s.
Accession No
A66.692

Name/Title
Collage of etching ink on exposed photographic paper and a stenciled element. A face of dark blue and black is silhouetted against a grey background. A stencil of numbers and algorithms covered in thick white ink obscures part of the face. The featureless face stands for the faceless casualties of war and was inspired by photographs taken of victims of the Khmer Rouge. The title of the artwork 'Illuminate Us' is inscribed at the base of the face and is a play on Illuminati and the United States of America.
Accession No
PA2012.044

Monochromatic painting of Charles Armitage Brown's grave on Marsland Hill, behind St Mary's Church, New Plymouth. His grave is surrounded by cabbage trees and various other vegetation. Painting rendered solely in blue and black.
Accession No
PA2009.143

Digital collage comprising three elements layered to form a self-portrait of Taranaki artist Dale Copeland. The background layer is a dusky brown colourfield from which a photograph of Copeland at age 5 emerges on the left. A colour photograph occupies the ceter of the composition and slightly overlaps the figure of the five year old girl. The colour photograph shows Copeland age 40 reflected in a mirror. A doll's head, a human skull and a blue vase of pink flowers overlap the reflection. The photograph has a white boarder. An x-ray taken of Copeland's right hand when she was 69 years old reaches up and over the other two elements from the lower right of the composition. Copeland was wearing a thumb ring when the x-ray was taken, it appears as a startlingly white loop on the skeleton thumb in the image.
Accession No
PA2013.019

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

Name/Title
A orange marble design covered sketch book with a diamond label on the front with handwritten ink: "Miss H Lackworthy / 1825". Book consists of 12 pages all with watercolours of flowers, and some with tissue paper inbetween.
Accession No
TM.2002.326

Name/Title
A small watercolour of a yellow and purple pansy flower on a square piece of card.
Accession No
TM.2002.339

Name/Title
A watercolour of three iris flowers. Pale pink the larger image, dark blue/purple remains in bud and a red iris beneath the other two. Large green leaves accompany flowers. Painted on a white, square piece of card. Presume artist to be Miss H Lackworthy.
Accession No
TM.2002.340

A small watercolour and pen image of a butterfly on a stem with five leaves and three blue budded flowers. Presume Miss H Lackworthy is the artist, although no signature.
Accession No
TM.2002.342

A medium sized watercolour of a pinky/red and blue/purple sweet-pea flower. One flower is open, another is in bud. Background of image has been painted a pale brown/beige colour. Unsigned. Presumably Miss H Lackworthy is the artist.
Accession No
TM.2002.344

A watercolour of an elongated flower arrangement. Depicts a pink rose on the left and a white tulip with purple/pink streaks on the right. Presume artist is Miss H Lackworthy.
Accession No
TM.2002.345

A watercolour and pencil image of four daffodils and one pink flower, possibly a sweet-pea. Watermark reads "J W HATMAN / 1880". Image is unsigned, presumably Miss H Lackworthy.
Accession No
TM.2002.346

A watercolour of daffodils, painted from various angles on a pink piece of paper. Image is unsigned although presumably Miss H Lackworthy is the artist.
Accession No
TM.2002.347

An ink and watercolour painting depicting the Waitara Brickworks in 1974, (later demolished in 1976). Image has a blue sky, trees in background, red roofed buildings beside the brickwork structure and green grass and low fence in the forground. Painted in 1997 by Marie Fletcher from sketches made in 1974. Handwritten text in black ink reads lower left corner "Waitara Brickworks. 1974 / Demolished 1976". The lower right hand side has "Marie Fletcher / 1997" handwritten in black ink. Handwritten in pencil beneath the left text is " 81/4 x 113/4" 210 x 297 " Top rear has two brown adhered tabs.
Accession No
TM.2003.091

Two storied farmhouse in grass clearing with stumps and logs in foreground. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible in the background. The name "Merton" was given to the farm by James and Henry Richmond after their hometown near Wimbledon, England. The house was built by them in 1851.
Accession No
A64.810

Name/Title
Saltmarsh(?) with low hills behind. Possibly Nelson.
Accession No
A65.896

Peak of Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Fanthams Peak behind bush clad river gorge.
Accession No
A65.886

View of Marsland Hill from the north west with full moon rising in the south east. Barracks on top of hill with steps curving down and towards foreground. Charles Brown's grave in left foreground.

Marsland Hill provided the single most important European military establishment of the Taranaki Wars. First occupied in 1855, it provided the headquarters for Imperial troops and local forces in Taranaki until the Armed Constabulary period of the 1870s and 1880s. The site was a former pa, Pukaka, and to provide a sufficient platform for the barracks and stockade, twelve metres had to be removed from the top. The iron clad barrack buildings which were erected on top of the hill arrived from Melbourne on the "Alexander" in June 1855. Marsland Hill was at the centre of an extensive signaling system throughout the First Taranaki War and for part of the second war. Three or four canvas wicker balls were raised or lowered on the yards of a signaling mast. At its greatest extent the signaling system reached the Waitara River to the north and St George's Redoubt in the Tataraimaka Block to the south.
Accession No
A75.434

View of Mt Taranaki/Egmont from the south over broken country in the foreground. Somewhere inland of Hawera, possibly Patea.
Accession No
A65.901
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