New Zealand interest: a Budd sisters sketchbook leaf, Watermill, Queenstown, dated 1882

$395.00 AUD

A Budd sketchbook watercolour, depicting a large watermill by a set of rapids, titled ‘Lake Wakatipu at M… Falls 82’
By Elizabeth or Emma Budd, 1882

This watercolour is from a folio of amateur works done in Australia & New Zealand, with an inscription providing their origins: ‘The following sketches + watercolours were made by the Misses Elizabeth Mary Budd and Emma Eliza Budd, being the daughters of Mr R. H. Budd, founder of the first Diocesan Boys School under Bishop Perry in the 29th Sep- tember 1848”.
Elizabeth was born in Tasmania in 1845, while Emma was born in Victoria in 1848.
In 1882-4, the sisters were in New Zealand.

This view is towards the present-day location of Queenstown, from near the airport. There is a one-way bridge across this section now, and no sign of the substantial watermill. Arrowtown is over the distant hill.

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