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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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Online Collection: World Book Day (23 April 2021)

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Helen Staples
Helen Staples

George Rhead

Production date
1873-1920
Medium
soft ground etching and aquatint (2 colour)
Size (h x w)
388 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/58/1
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Still life with fruit and decorated jar
Still life with fruit and decorated jar

John Weeks

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
tempera on board
Size (h x w)
305 x 406 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the aid of a grant from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1970
Accession no
1970/1/21
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La grande liseuse (Large Reader)
La grande liseuse (Large Reader)

Henri Matisse

Production date
1923
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
495 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/15/12
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A Vanitas Still Life
A Vanitas Still Life

Edwaert Collier

On display

Production date
1699
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
634 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/8
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Woman reading from a scroll
Woman reading from a scroll

Toyokuni

Production date
1843-1846
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
370 x 260 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M57
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Confirmation
Confirmation

William Llewellyn

Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
768 x 508 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/87
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Adrift in Space
Adrift in Space

Noel Cook

Production date
circa 1942
Medium
gouache overlay
Size (h x w)
436 x 281 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/57/1
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Saint Pierre
Saint Pierre

Jacques Callot

Production date
1631
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
144 x 95 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/718
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Chance And Opportunity
Chance And Opportunity

Giuseppe Romeo

Production date
1993
Medium
books, bitumen, wood, polyurethane, and found objects
Size (h x w)
405 x 304 x 275 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/388
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Auckland Public Library interior
Auckland Public Library interior

Unknown artist

Production date
late 19th century
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/30/1
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Girl Reading
Girl Reading

Leon Bradford

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink and watercolour on grey paper
Size (h x w)
353 x 289 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/57
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Old Man Reading
Old Man Reading

Unknown artist Joshua Reynolds

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
765 x 635 x 19 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr Hugh Wansey Bayley, 1941
Accession no
1941/9/3

Online Collection: In memory of Peter Nicholls (1936-2021)

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Spine
Spine

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1986
Medium
Australian hardwood
Size (h x w)
3500 x 2000 x 1900 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/2/4
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Spine (preparatory drawing no.1)
Spine (preparatory drawing no.1)

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil, crayon, black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
418 x 296 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Artist, 1986
Accession no
1986/3/8
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New Land III
New Land III

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1975
Medium
totara and steel sculpture
Size (h x w)
1000 x 2700 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/38/1
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Working Drawing II
Working Drawing II

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1975
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
537 x 743 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/38/3
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Spine (preparatory drawing no.2)
Spine (preparatory drawing no.2)

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
415 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1986
Accession no
1986/3/9
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Peter Nicholls
Peter Nicholls

Alan Pearson

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
396 x 208 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1995
Accession no
1995/14
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Portrait of the sculptor Peter Nicholls
Portrait of the sculptor Peter Nicholls

Alan Pearson

Production date
1986
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
910 x 837 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/27
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Spine (preparatory drawing no.3)
Spine (preparatory drawing no.3)

Peter Nicholls

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
420 x 295 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1986
Accession no
1986/3/10