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Auckland Art Gallery holds a large and significant permanent collection of New Zealand art. Alongside historic, modern and contemporary New Zealand art, we care for and display outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as international paintings, sculptures and prints ranging in date from the 11th century to the present day.

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Taranaki Summer
Taranaki Summer

M T Woollaston

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1246 x 942 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/148
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Regatta 1968
Regatta 1968

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
478 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/145
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Soiree D'Ete (Summer Evening)
Soiree D'Ete (Summer Evening)

James Tissot

Production date
1881
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
322 x 494 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1972
Accession no
1972/4
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Summer
Summer

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1954
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
187 x 268 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1961
Accession no
1961/37
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Summer House (Amphorae)
Summer House (Amphorae)

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1930
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
495 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/30/1
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Summer multiples
Summer multiples

Quentin Macfarlane

Production date
1968
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
790 x 546 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
1968/36/9
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L'esté (Summer)
L'esté (Summer)

Caspar Luyken

Production date
1698-1708
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
254 x 187 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of G M Mitford 1883
Accession no
1883/1/51
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Summer Painting
Summer Painting

Gretchen Albrecht

Production date
1973
Medium
liquitex acrylic
Size (h x w)
1525 x 865 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor through the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014
Accession no
2014/6
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Une lecture intéressante et rafraîchissante. [An interesting and refreshing reading.]
Une lecture intéressante et rafraîchissante. [An interesting and refreshing read...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
26 Aug 1854
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
205 x 263 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/8
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Wellington, March 1960
Wellington, March 1960

Brian Brake

Production date
1960
Medium
cibachrome
Size (h x w)
415 x 610 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1990/12/2
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Pohutukawa
Pohutukawa

Edward Friström

Production date
circa 1905
Medium
oil on card
Size (h x w)
178 x 251 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/9/1
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#36)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#36)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/36
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Pohutukawas in bloom, Titirangi
Pohutukawas in bloom, Titirangi

Harry Wallace

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
609 x 1016 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1918
Accession no
1918/1
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Us Bathing at Takapuna
Us Bathing at Takapuna

Bessie Christie

Production date
1946
Medium
watercolour and ink
Size (h x w)
380 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/32
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Badende Knaben (Bathing Boys)
Badende Knaben (Bathing Boys)

Max Liebermann

Production date
1906
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
283 x 409 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/27/1
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Holiday
Holiday

John Tunnard

Production date
1947
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
494 x 760 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
M2000/30

Online Collection: Sailing Away

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Will she weather it?
Will she weather it?

John Gibb

Production date
1887
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
762 x 511 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Society of Arts
Accession no
U/6
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River Scene with a Ferry Boat
River Scene with a Ferry Boat

Aelbert Cuyp

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
804 x 1000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/9
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Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach

Walter Wright

Production date
1916
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
308 x 510 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/5
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(Auckland waterfront 1)
(Auckland waterfront 1)

Henry Winkelmann

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
154 x 209 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14/4
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The Fisherman's Farewell
The Fisherman's Farewell

John Reid

Production date
1904
Medium
watercolour, gouache
Size (h x w)
367 x 532 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1906
Accession no
1906/5
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Scow under sail
Scow under sail

Thomas Gulliver

Production date
1919
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
27 x 105 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1919
Accession no
1919/2/12
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Sailing Ship
Sailing Ship

Brian Donovan

Production date
1935
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
110 x 112 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1936
Accession no
1936/2/4
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The Scow
The Scow

Trevor Lloyd

Production date
circa 1923
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
87 x 105 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Connie and Olive Lloyd, 1973
Accession no
1973/7/63

Online Collection: Recent acquisitions by the Mackelvie Trust

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Pohutakawa  (New Zealand Christmas Tree) – Metrosideros excelsa
Pohutakawa (New Zealand Christmas Tree) – Metrosideros excelsa

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/1
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Rengarenga or rock lily - Arthrapodium cirratum
Rengarenga or rock lily - Arthrapodium cirratum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/2
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Karo or stiffleaf cheesewood – Pittosporum crassifolium
Karo or stiffleaf cheesewood – Pittosporum crassifolium

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/3
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Pua o te reinga, pua reinga  (flower of the underworld) or waewae atua, (feet of gods) – Wood Rose or Hades Flower – dactylanthus taylorii
Pua o te reinga, pua reinga (flower of the underworld) or waewae atua, (feet of...

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/4
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Kohurangi or Kirk's daisy – Senecio kirkii
Kohurangi or Kirk's daisy – Senecio kirkii

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/5
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Putaputaweta – Carpodetus serratus
Putaputaweta – Carpodetus serratus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/7
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Karo – Pittosporum crassifolium (cream flowers)
Karo – Pittosporum crassifolium (cream flowers)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/8
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Manuka or tea tree – Leptospermum scoparium (pink)
Manuka or tea tree – Leptospermum scoparium (pink)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/9
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Manuka or tea tree – Lentospermum scoparium (red)
Manuka or tea tree – Lentospermum scoparium (red)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/25
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Hinau – Elaeocarnus dentatus
Hinau – Elaeocarnus dentatus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/10
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Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea
Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/11
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Puarangi or starry hibiscus – Hibiscus trionum
Puarangi or starry hibiscus – Hibiscus trionum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/12
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Mairehau – Phebalium nudum
Mairehau – Phebalium nudum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/6
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Kohekohe – Dysoxylum spectabile
Kohekohe – Dysoxylum spectabile

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/13
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Titoki – Alectryon excelsus
Titoki – Alectryon excelsus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/18
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Tātarāmoa or bush lawyer – Rubus. cissoides
Tātarāmoa or bush lawyer – Rubus. cissoides

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/20
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New Zealand mistletoe – Elytrantheadamsii
New Zealand mistletoe – Elytrantheadamsii

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/14
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Maikuku, a ground orchid – Thelymitra longifolia
Maikuku, a ground orchid – Thelymitra longifolia

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/21
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Powhiwhi or purple morning glory – Ipomoea palmata
Powhiwhi or purple morning glory – Ipomoea palmata

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/26
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Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea
Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/11
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Taurepo or New Zealand gloxinia – Rhabdothamnus solandri
Taurepo or New Zealand gloxinia – Rhabdothamnus solandri

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/16
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Toropapa or shrubby honeysuckle – Alseuosmia macrophylla
Toropapa or shrubby honeysuckle – Alseuosmia macrophylla

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/23
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Ngaio or mousehole tree – Myoporum laetum
Ngaio or mousehole tree – Myoporum laetum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/28
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Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica
Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/30
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Kaihua or Maori jasmine – Parsonsia heterophylla
Kaihua or Maori jasmine – Parsonsia heterophylla

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/17
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Whau or NZ Mulberry – Entelea arborescens
Whau or NZ Mulberry – Entelea arborescens

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/19
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Koromiko – Hebe macrocarpa var. latisepala
Koromiko – Hebe macrocarpa var. latisepala

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/22
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Puawhananga or NZ clematis – Clematis paniculata
Puawhananga or NZ clematis – Clematis paniculata

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/27
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Prostrate fuchsia – Fuchsia procumbens
Prostrate fuchsia – Fuchsia procumbens

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/29