Charles Blomfield

Our Harbour from Birkenhead

Our Harbour from Birkenhead by Charles Blomfield

Artwork Detail

Charles Blomfield frequently painted his small canvases directly from nature. This panoramic view from the ridge at Birkenhead records the topography of the Auckland landscape and coastline as well as its picturesque beauty. On a clear day the Coromandel ranges are still visible in the far distance as depicted here by Blomfield, who seems to have minimised signs of settlement to further emphasise the pristine state of the harbour. (Pacific Harbours, 2002)

Our Harbour from Birkenhead
Charles Blomfield
Production date
oil on canvas
298 x 603 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H D Buddle, 1952
Accession no
Other ID
0/28 Old Accession Number, OCM Acc.No.2360 Old Accession Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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