ooh ooh nearly there...on the 10th Day of Christmas...

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Wednesday 23 December 2009
Sarah Eades

On the 10th day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
ten juicy fish / 10
lords a leaping

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Jacques Callot, La ronde, 1621, etching, Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982

or... (for the fish)

A Lois white, Wild waves, circa 1943, oil on cardboard, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Margaret Thompson, 1992

or...

John Tunnard, Holiday, 1947, lithograph, Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

or... (not leaping but definitely a Lord!)

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Vyvyan Hunt, Lord Plunket, watercolour, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of mrs R M Vyvyan Perkins, 1969

....9 ladies dancing
Josiah Martin, Dancing women, Nukunuku, Tonga, gelatin silver printAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1998

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

......7 eels a swimming
George French Angas, Implements & Domestic Economy, circa 1847, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2009

.......6 Geese a laying
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

Try saying those all in one breath!!! Tune in tomorrow for the final two days, yes, I'm not posting on Christmas day, i think my partner might give up on me if i did that.