Martha King (After) Day & Haghe (Lithographer)

The Titoki, A Forest-tree

The Titoki, A Forest-tree by Martha King, Day & Haghe

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'This tree is very abundant in the neighbourhood of Cook's Strait. The Natives obtain a very fine oil by pressing the black inner nut of the fruit. A small sample of the oil which was sent to England was highy approved of, and was thought especially fit for application to machinery.'

(Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Illustrations to Adventure in New Zealand from 1839 to 1844; with some account of the beginning of British colonization of the islands. Plate XIII, no.1).

Title
The Titoki, A Forest-tree
Artist/creator
Production date
1845
Medium
hand-coloured lithograph
Dimensions
375 x 270 mm
Inscription
(Below image); Drawn by Miss King (l.l.) Title; "The Titoki. A Forest Tree". (l.c.) London Smith (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the M A Serra Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/16/12
Other ID
1987/16/12/C
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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