William Alais (Engraver) Unknown artist (After) Illustrated News of the World (Publisher)

The Right Honourable Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand

The Right Honourable Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand by William Alais, Unknown artist, Illustrated News of the World

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Twice Governor of New Zealand (1845–53, 1861–8) and Prime Minister of New Zealand (1877–9) Sir George Grey was also a very significant benefactor to the City of Auckland. In addition to presenting a considerable manuscript and rare book collection to the public library, he presented the Auckland Art Gallery with 53 paintings that were the nucleus of the Gallery’s collection, including works by Caspar Netscher, Henry Fuseli, William Blake and David Wilkie, along with his large personal collection of Māori taonga. The portrait was published in London during his second term as Governor of New Zealand.

Title
The Right Honourable Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand
Artist/creator
Production date
05 Apr 1863
Medium
steel engraving
Dimensions
216 x 168 mm
Inscription
Supplement to Illustrated News of the World . April 5, 1863 . [UL]. Engraved by W. W. Alais, from a Photograph [LC]. The Right Honourable Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand [LC].
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/5
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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