Petrus van der Velden

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River by Petrus van der Velden

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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)

Title
Mount Rolleston and the Otira River
Artist/creator
Production date
1893
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
775 x 1080 x 55 mm
Inscription
P van der Velden
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/331
Other ID
U/329 Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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