Watercolour: False Opening, West Coast Journey.

William Spearman Young
Production date
21 Jan 1863
One watercolour showing five men walking through a gap in the bush. Young sent the following caption with the painting:
“No. 2 shows our party walking along a backwater of the Haast River, the main body being on the left, and our thinking the river flowed through the tremendous gorge ahead; instead of which it turned sharp to the right round the right hand hill, and soon gave us a view of the distant ocean."
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Object Detail

Collecting unit
Area: W x 155 H 130mm (W x 6 1/8 H 5 1/8")
Other id
PIC 84/61
Catalogue number
PIC 84/61
Accession number
Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Not signed
Marks/Inscriptions: Not dated
Marks/Inscriptions: "W. S. Young"; Type of mark: Signature




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