Lydekker Huia

SERIES description



Colour photo-lithograph postcards, reproduced from watercolours by Esmond Atkinson.



Maoriland Native Flower series. Issued c 1909.


Series Postcard titles:

  • Ngaio, Myoporum loctum
  • Pohutakawa, Metrosideros excelsus
  • Kowhai-ngutu-Kaka, Clianthis puniceus
  • Manuka, Septospermum scoparium
  • Kowhai, Sophora Tetraptera
  • Houhere, Hoheria populnes
  • Aka, White Rata, Metrosideros scandens
  • Akiraho, Olearia fosteri
  • Koramiko, Veronica Salicifolia
  • Ngutu, Clematis Puniceus



Esmond Atkinson.

Addional Notes:


Esmond Hurworth ATKINSON  (1888-1941):

Born Wellington, 1888, grandson of painter and politician J.C. Richmond and nephew of painter D.K. Richmond. Atkinson was a self-taught artist. He studied botany and worked for the Department of Agriculture in the Dominion Museum (1928-32), Wellington, as the official artist. His watercolours were reproduced in single plates for New Zealand Flowers and Fruits, 1958.

He exhibited with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts from 1906, the Centennial Exhibition, and was represented in
NAG (National Art Gallery) and the Hocken Library.


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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