Kennett Watkins

The Haunt of the Moa, a scene in Puriri Forest

The Haunt of the Moa, a scene in Puriri Forest by Kennett Watkins

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Kennett Watkins was a pioneer of a specific school of New Zealand landscape art, focussing on the representation of subjects from the country’s history. This painting is an imagined view that evokes a pre-colonial past. The extinct flightless moa is depicted roaming the dark and dank puriri forest, stalked by Māori hunters. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

Title
The Haunt of the Moa, a scene in Puriri Forest
Artist/creator
Production date
1885
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
910 x 1725 mm
Inscription
K. Watkins NZ 1885. The Haunt of the Moa (l.r.). The Haunt of the Moa a scene in Puriri Forest by K Watkins NZ. (reverse on canvas).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/332
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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