Kōrero: Rural mythologies

Taranaki farming scene

Taranaki farming scene

In this watercolour by Richard Pheney, the golden tone and the cattle and sheep in the foreground are strongly reminiscent of the English Romantic school of painting. Only Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) and the line of bush show that this was a pastoral landscape on the New Zealand frontier.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-030-003
Watercolour by Richard Pheney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - First traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/20297/taranaki-farming-scene (accessed 21 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008