John Tole

Rotoiti

Rotoiti by John Tole

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John Tole visited Lake Rotoiti, near Rotorua, with his brother Charles and their friend John Weeks in the summer of 1948. They were stunned by the changes in the appearance of the hills around the lake, where the remains of a dead podocarp forest were being inter-planted with kauri trees. The misty rain further stresses the melancholic mood of this scene. (Representation and Reaction, 2004)

Title
Rotoiti
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1948-circa 1951
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
452 x 510 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the William James Jobson Trust, 1951
Accession no
1951/12/1
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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