Nga Huia

E. Mervyn Taylor, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in circa 1920s-1960s. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
My wife Marion has done a lot of lino cuts and lithographs but this is a wood engraving which would be very difficult, especially as it is so detailed, yet bold. The precision and skill level makes it great to observe closely.
Doug Davidson, Journalist at the Rivercity Press, for the Nov 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Measurements
Frame 510 x 408mm
Image 104 x 153mm
Media
wood engraving on paper
Description
Black and white graphic image of a NZ huia bird pair (one male with the short beak, one female with the long beak) resting in a leafy tree.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1955.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Dec 1955

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Accession Number:
1955/8/3

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