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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: Bodies laid bare

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La Grande danseuse
La Grande danseuse

Auguste Rodin

On display

Production date
1913
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
730 x 250 x 330 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
M1956/4
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Pattern inspired by rain
Pattern inspired by rain

A Lois White

Production date
circa 1941
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
510 x 410 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/22
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The Serpent tempting Eve (Satan's first address to Eve)
The Serpent tempting Eve (Satan's first address to Eve)

Henry Fuseli

On display

Production date
1802
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
302 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/13
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Untitled (4th D SH33 N29A)
Untitled (4th D SH33 N29A)

Bill Henson

Production date
1992-1993
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/12/2
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A Nude
A Nude

William Etty

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
685 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/12
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Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian

Guido Reni

On display

Production date
circa 1625
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1670 x 1276 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1882
Accession no
M1882/2/3
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Nude (The Artist's Wife)
Nude (The Artist's Wife)

Richard Collins

Production date
1970
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
208 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/28/1
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The Finding of Moses
The Finding of Moses

Frederick Goodall

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2438 x 1829 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/55
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On the Sea-Beat Shore, Where Thracians Tame Wild Horses from Alexander Pope, Homer's Iliad
On the Sea-Beat Shore, Where Thracians Tame Wild Horses from Alexander Pope, Hom...

William Calderon

Production date
1905
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1829 x 3785 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/29
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Final Domestic Expose - I paint Myself
Final Domestic Expose - I paint Myself

Jacqueline Fahey

Production date
1981-1982
Medium
oil and collage on board
Size (h x w)
909 x 1830 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/47
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Self Portrait (Nude at Easel)
Self Portrait (Nude at Easel)

A Lois White

Production date
circa 1935
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
495 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Fumpston Family, 2003
Accession no
2003/35
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Baigneuse au collier (Nude with a necklace)
Baigneuse au collier (Nude with a necklace)

Henri Matisse

Production date
1889-1954
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
244 x 178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/16/2
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Teller
Teller

Ian Scott

Production date
1970
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2134 x 1730 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Nan Corson and Chris Corson-Scott, 2014
Accession no
2014/29/5
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Odalisque
Odalisque

Jean-Auguste Ingres

Production date
1825
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 210 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/7/3
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Torse noir assis
Torse noir assis

Alexander Archipenko

On display

Production date
1909
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
375 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1948
Accession no
M1948/1
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Hephaestus, Bia and Kratos securing Prometheus on Mount Caucasus
Hephaestus, Bia and Kratos securing Prometheus on Mount Caucasus

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1800-circa 1810
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
359 x 302 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/80
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Satan
Satan

Liz Maw

Production date
2003
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1400 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/42
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Sea urchins
Sea urchins

Edward Armitage

Production date
1882
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
610 x 863 x 85 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/2
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Love each other
Love each other

Pat Hanly

Production date
1975
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
520 x 550 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/45

Online Collection: Landscapes

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Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

Production date
1968-1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
606 x 903 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/3
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Central Otago
Central Otago

Rita Angus

Production date
1940
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
457 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Joyce Milligan in memory of Dr R R D Milligan, 1984
Accession no
1984/57
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North Canterbury landscape
North Canterbury landscape

Colin McCahon

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
915 x 1080 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/24/1
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Spring, Auckland
Spring, Auckland

M T Woollaston

Production date
1989
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1105 x 1720 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/13
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Taranaki
Taranaki

Ronnie van Hout

Production date
1992
Medium
colour photographic print
Size (h x w)
625 x 775 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/25/1
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Upoko Wairua, Souvenirs'/Time
Upoko Wairua, Souvenirs'/Time

Michael Shepherd

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on paper
Size (h x w)
225 x 454 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1989
Accession no
C1994/1/334
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Te Namu Pa near Opunake, Taranaki
Te Namu Pa near Opunake, Taranaki

Michael Shepherd

Production date
1985
Medium
oil resin and gum emulsion on linen
Size (h x w)
327 x 436 x 15 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Bruce Weston, 1985
Accession no
1985/55
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Taranaki
Taranaki

George Baloghy

Production date
1981
Medium
acrylic, oil glazes and enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
615 x 915 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/53
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Jar of pattern sky
Jar of pattern sky

Richard Killeen

Production date
2001
Medium
acrylic on powdercoated aluminium
Size (h x w)
480 x 415 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/18
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The Memory of a Journey
The Memory of a Journey

Jeffrey Harris

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1355 x 705 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A T Gibbs, 1994
Accession no
1994/1/3
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Te Rawhiti II
Te Rawhiti II

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1240 x 1242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014
Accession no
2014/8/4
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Children's Aerial Landscape
Children's Aerial Landscape

Dennis Knight Turner

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink wash
Size (h x w)
228 x 298 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1951
Accession no
1951/5/1
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My View No. 8 (Auckland Harbour)
My View No. 8 (Auckland Harbour)

Frances Rutherford

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas mounted on board
Size (h x w)
400 x 584 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
1963/22
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Landscape
Landscape

David Gommon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
383 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/82
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Landscape
Landscape

David Gommon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
380 x 557 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/81
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Wellington
Wellington

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
oil on paper mounted on cardboard
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/4
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Wakapuaka, Nelson
Wakapuaka, Nelson

Gary Baigent

Production date
1966
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
230 x 350 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/13/1
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Westhaven, Auckland
Westhaven, Auckland

Peter Peryer

Production date
22 Mar 1989
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
480 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/20/2
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Taranaki (with smoke, undated), 1986
Taranaki (with smoke, undated), 1986

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
1986
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
256 x 306 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1998
Accession no
1998/14/1
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Upper Reaches, Wanganui River
Upper Reaches, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
232 x 354 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/5
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Te Hono ki Muka - 3
Te Hono ki Muka - 3

John Bevan Ford

Production date
Unknown
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
485 x 695 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1994
Accession no
1994/5/5
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Landscape with Bleeding Rainbow 2
Landscape with Bleeding Rainbow 2

Marilynn Webb

Production date
1973
Medium
intaglio
Size (h x w)
597 x 324 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/21
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The Bay of Kai Moana
The Bay of Kai Moana

Buck Nin

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
110 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Dame Georgina Kirby, 2013
Accession no
2013/28/3
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Young Nick's Head
Young Nick's Head

Julian Dashper

Production date
1987
Medium
oil and mixed media
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1516 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Dashper/Shannon Trust, 1997
Accession no
L1997/18
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Threshold I
Threshold I

William A Sutton

Production date
1972
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1220 x 2743 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/7
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Faith
Faith

Shane Cotton

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on board (wooden door)
Size (h x w)
810 x 1980 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/5
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Shoreline
Shoreline

Rudolph Gopas

Production date
1962
Medium
tempera on cardboard
Size (h x w)
857 x 1092 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/10
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On building bridges (triptych)
On building bridges (triptych)

Colin McCahon

Production date
1952
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1288 x 3009 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/22