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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

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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: Celebrating International Museum Day

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Galleria grande di Statue, la cui struttura e con archi e col lume preso dall'alto...(Large sculpture gallery built on arches and lit from above)
Galleria grande di Statue, la cui struttura e con archi e col lume preso dall'al...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
circa 1743
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
373 x 248 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/2
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Wellington (Museum)
Wellington (Museum)

Gavin Hipkins

Production date
1998
Medium
C-type colour photographic print
Size (h x w)
641 x 437 x 22 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Graeme Maunsell Trust, 2002
Accession no
2002/14/24
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The Auckland Public Library, Art Gallery and Old Colonists' Museum
The Auckland Public Library, Art Gallery and Old Colonists' Museum

Thomas Gulliver

Production date
1930
Medium
ink on wove card
Size (h x w)
324 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Catriona Munro, 2004, (daughter of John Barr, Chief Librarian and Director of Auckland Art Gallery and Old Colonists' Museum, 1913-1952)
Accession no
2004/40
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Sue Crockford Gallery 2002 Installation View #4
Sue Crockford Gallery 2002 Installation View #4

Marie Shannon

Production date
2007
Medium
oil pastel on paper
Size (h x w)
643 x 733 x 30 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/42/2
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Documentation through Drawing: Demolition at the Auckland Art Gallery (1)
Documentation through Drawing: Demolition at the Auckland Art Gallery (1)

Fiona Connor

Production date
2009
Medium
pencil and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
297 x 420 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/15/1
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Mackelvie Gallery, East wall, Edmiston Wing, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 3/10/08 11:33:02
Mackelvie Gallery, East wall, Edmiston Wing, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki,...

Jennifer French

Production date
2008
Medium
digital inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
Size (h x w)
538 x 795 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, commissioned 2008
Accession no
2014/17/6
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Pukaki from the pah at Ohinemutu, Rotorua, in the Auckland Museum
Pukaki from the pah at Ohinemutu, Rotorua, in the Auckland Museum

John Crombie

Production date
circa 1878
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
205 x 32 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Gow Family, 1994
Accession no
1994/39
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Memorial Museum
Memorial Museum

D G Begg

Production date
circa 1950
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
214 x 160 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/7/22
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Veduta della Scala, Museo Vaticano (View of the Stairs, Vatican Museum, Rome)
Veduta della Scala, Museo Vaticano (View of the Stairs, Vatican Museum, Rome)

Giovanni Volpato

Production date
1770-1777
Medium
hand-coloured engraving
Size (h x w)
585 x 490 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from J.A. Tylee and C.E. van Kraayenoord
Accession no
L2014/10/6
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The Hibiscus Coast Project, Residents: Margaret Stevenson, Silverdale Museum
The Hibiscus Coast Project, Residents: Margaret Stevenson, Silverdale Museum

Clive Stone

Production date
1977
Medium
silver gelatin print
Size (h x w)
187 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2015
Accession no
2015/16/26
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Maori war canoe, Auckland museum
Maori war canoe, Auckland museum

Josiah Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
152 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/17/4
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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil Isaiah 5:20 (Art Gallery opening)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil Isaiah 5:20 (Art Gallery openin...

Peter Bromhead

Production date
1976
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
209 x 183 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/54/3
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Melanesian Mission Museum, Mission Bay
Melanesian Mission Museum, Mission Bay

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
203 x 131 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/49
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Couple in Ratana Museum, Ratana
Couple in Ratana Museum, Ratana

Ans Westra

Production date
1964
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
270 x 253 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/5/2
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Early Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Early Settlers Museum, Dunedin

Ans Westra

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
203 x 252 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/5/4
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Auckland Public Library and Art Gallery
Auckland Public Library and Art Gallery

Edward Payton

Production date
circa 1895
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
148 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/30/2