Gully, John (1819-88; English/New Zealander)
The Boundary, Snowy Mountains, New Zealand 1870
Watercolour, c.75 x 129.5 cm
Commissioned from the artist, 1870
Unidentified; present location unknown
Described in NGV 1905 as “purchased by commission to the artist,” this large watercolour was one of three New Zealand views by Gully bought for Melbourne in 1870.
The other two (smaller) examples are still in the NGV collection.
AR 1870, p.95 (as measuring 54 x 30 inches); NGV 1894, p.48 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.26: as purchased in 1870); NGV 1905, p.47 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.39) [£50]
For details on the artist, and further references, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gully_(artist)