- Presented by the family of A. F. Nicoll, 1960
- 400 x 245mm
- c. 1912
This squared-up tracing drawing relates specifically to the large oil painting Otira Gorge seen on the next wall. It provides a fascinating insight into the process by which van der Velden created his large paintings on canvas. Tracings such as this would be taken from original sketches, and then squared up in preparation for the transfer of the image to a large canvas. This process allowed the artist to maintain the correct scale and proportions in the finished work.