Lydekker Huia

Print description



MAIRE TAWHAKE, Eugenia Maire.; Plate 39.



Colour chromolithograph from The Art Album of New Zealand Flora, 1889, by Mr. & Mrs E.H. Featon.



Sarah Featon.
Bock & Cousins chromo-litho.

Addional Notes:


Sarah Featon (1848-1927) was an accomplished botanical artist from New Zealand. Sarah, with her husband, made history in 1889 with the publication of their book The Art Album of New Zealand Flora. It was the first full-colour art book to be published in New Zealand. It contained descriptions of the native flowering plants of New Zealand and the adjacant islands. Sarah created the artwork for the book and commissioned the chromo-lithography for the plates from Bock and Cousins, Wellingto. The challenges of the technique and the high costs involved put the firm's partnership under such financial strain that it had to be dissolved. A copy of the book was presented to Queen Victoria during her diamond jubilee. Sarah suffered financial hardship later in life and sold the original artwork for the book to the Dominion Museum.


Display &
Framing Notes:


Do not hang in direct sunlight.
This print should be framed with acid free archival matting and archival glass.



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