Petrus van der Velden

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River by Petrus van der Velden

Artwork Detail

From sketches made in the Otira Gorge, Petrus van der Velden produced finished oil paintings in his Christchurch studio. His depictions of a wild hinterland of rushing water, dark rocks and swirling storm clouds are quite unlike the calm alpine vistas purveyed by an earlier generation of colonial artists. Van der Velden’s Otira images are the artist’s most original contribution to New Zealand art. (A Story of New Zealand Waterways, 2002)

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River
Petrus van der Velden
Production date
oil on canvas
775 x 1080 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
Other ID
U/329 Old Accession Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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