Story: Haast, Johann Franz Julius von

Painting of the Southern Alps from the Godley river bed, by John Gully, from a sketch by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

Painting of the Southern Alps from the Godley river bed, by John Gully, from a sketch by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

In the early 1860s John Gully painted 12 watercolours of South Island mountains and glaciers, including this one, from sketches by geologist and explorer Johann Franz Julius von Haast. These paintings were used to illustrate a lecture given by Haast to the Royal Geographical Society, London, in 1864.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-096-004
Watercolour by John Gully

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How to cite this page:

Peter B. Maling. 'Haast, Johann Franz Julius von', first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol. 1, 1990, and updated online in January, 2012. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1h1/haast-johann-franz-julius-von (accessed 18 August 2017)