On the 6th, 7th and 8th day of Christmas

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Monday 21 December 2009
Sarah Eades

It's the eights day of Christmas already! Apologies for not posting the 6th and 7th days over the weekend - i blame it on Christmas-itis.
Instead, I've added those days to the list today.

"On the 8th Day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
8 Maids-a-Milking / 8 plants of puha

Marti Friedlander, West Coast 1969, 2000, gelatin silver prints, toned with gold, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001

...or

Colin McCahon, Anyone who lives on milk..., 1969,
charcoal on wallpaper stock, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, on loan from a Private Collection

...or

Duncan Grant, Persephone, colour lithograph, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953

...or

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Unknown, Krishna With Radha and the Milkmaids, circa 1750, tempera on paper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1970

......7 eels a swimming / 7 Swans a-Swimming

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George French Angas, Implements & Domestic Economy, circa 1847, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2009

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Alexander Bannerman, Copy of Roman Wall Painting, etching and engraving, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1955

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Enea Vico and Michaelangelo, Leda and the Swan, 1542, engraving, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883

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Jacques Perée, Piron, P Dien, Cigne noir du Cap de Diemen, 1791, engraving on paper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1964

.......6 Geese a laying / 6 pois a twirling

A Lois White, Poi Dance, circa 1952, oil on hardboard, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1989

...or
Bruce Foster, Angie and Goose, 1977, Black and white photograph, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1978

..or
Vera Temple, Canada Goose, 1939, colour lithograph, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953

 

....5 goooooooooold rings

Gavin Hipkins, The Ring, 2000, photographic paper/paper (fiber product)/Materials, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2004

.......4 huhu grubs
Richard Killeen, Black crawlers, 1978, acrylic lacquer on aluminiumAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1981

....3 French hens
John Tarlton, Hitching home - mid-term break, 1989, cibachrome photograph,Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1989

....2 turtle doves
Percy Thomas, The Doves, etching, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mrs Ada Chapman Taylor, 1930

......and a pukeko in a ponga tree"
Percy Bagnall, Pukeko, 1919, colour lithographAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932

Gasp!!!