Swing Bridge and Ravine

John GULLY (English, b.1819, d.1888): Artist
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An unframed image of a large swing bridge crossing a deep ravine; likely to be the Waiau Bridge in North Canterbury, designed by John Blackett and built by the Nelson Provincial Government in 1864. This bridge was awarded a prize at the 1865 New Zealand Exhibition in Dunedin. It is known that Gully displayed a watercolour study of this bridge at the same exhibition. The river below swirls down from the mountains in the background, past the rocks and cliffs in the foreground and the entire painting takes on a dramatic reddish hue.
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 0 - Whole: 437 x 615mm
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Donated by the Nelson City Council in 1982
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