Artwork Description / Detail
The word Hippah was used by Parkinson to describe a fortified place of refuge, and is what we now call a Pa.
Baloghy has combined two paintings, one from the 18th and one from the 19th centuries, plus added some other bits. The outrageously exaggerated arch Pa was painted by Sydney Parkinson (1745-71), and the background mountain and foreground ferns by Charles Heaphy (1820-1881). Baloghy has referenced Heaphy’s famous mountain scene many times on the past.