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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: In Memory of Alan Pearson (1929-2019)

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Still Life With Chair
Still Life With Chair

Alan Pearson

Production date
circa 1974
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
714 x 718 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2015
Accession no
2015/10/5
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D. Trussell, Auckland '77
D. Trussell, Auckland '77

Alan Pearson

Production date
1977
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
230 x 180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1987
Accession no
1987/23/1
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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 poet, Denys Trussell
Portrait of the poet, Denys Trussell

Alan Pearson

Production date
1978
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1200 x 940 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/21
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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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Requiem for physical abuse
Requiem for physical abuse

Alan Pearson

Production date
1979
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1120 x 1120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/55
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Self portrait, grey day, London
Self portrait, grey day, London

Alan Pearson

Production date
1983
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
889 x 838 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/44
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D. Trussell, Auckland '77
D. Trussell, Auckland '77

Alan Pearson

Production date
1977
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
230 x 180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1987
Accession no
1987/23/2

Online Collection: Spring

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Promo Vere (Spring)
Promo Vere (Spring)

Helmut Grieshaber

Production date
1965
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
673 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/25/5
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Spring Clouds
Spring Clouds

Carl Geissler

Production date
1949
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
248 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Alan Taylor, 1979
Accession no
1979/29/2
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Spring in the Marne Valley
Spring in the Marne Valley

Rhona Haszard

Production date
circa 1927
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
463 x 552 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist's father, 1933
Accession no
1933/5
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Spring rain
Spring rain

Jean Horsley

Production date
1983
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
480 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/35/1
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Spring, Ruby Bay
Spring, Ruby Bay

Colin McCahon

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
680 x 459 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/11
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Treasure Ship, Spring Goddess
Treasure Ship, Spring Goddess

Mayumi Oda

Production date
1976
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
912 x 612 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/29/1
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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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Jeanne or Spring
Jeanne or Spring

Edouard Manet

Production date
1882
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
155 x 107 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/25/2
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Tui over kauri, Te Henga
Tui over kauri, Te Henga

Don Binney

Production date
1966
Medium
oil and acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1050 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, 2003
Accession no
2003/49
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Spring, Auckland
Spring, Auckland

M T Woollaston

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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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Spring Evening
Spring Evening

Allan Gwynne Jones

Production date
1926
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
279 x 377 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/178
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A Bird of Spring
A Bird of Spring

George Baxter

Production date
1837
Medium
Baxter print
Size (h x w)
167 x 105 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/2

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