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
"I do not know the artist personally but know of his work. This wood engraving on paper of the huia is a fine example of this style of art and as the huia, a beautiful native bird of New Zealand is long extinct, the work is thus all the more compelling."
Donald Trott, Executive Chairman of the NZ Opera School, for the Dec 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