James Richmond

On Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Otago, New Zealand

On Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Otago, New Zealand by James Richmond

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Lake Wanaka occupies a glaciated trench on the eastern side of the Southern Alps in Central Otago. It is fed by a number of rivers and its outlet is the Clutha River. This watercolour by James Crowe Richmond, a politician who was also a talented amateur artist, is a wonderfully atmospheric view of Lake Wanaka with Mt Aspring rising majestically in the distance. The curious fuzziness of the distant hills, achieved by applying blotting paper to wet paint, translates an atmospheric effect typical of the region. (A Story of New Zealand Waterways, 2002)

On Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Otago, New Zealand
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660 x 1019 mm
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Countrywomen's Association, of New South Wales, 1974
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New Zealand Art
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Not on display

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