Gottfried Lindauer

Hori Ngakapa Te Whanaunga

Hori Ngakapa Te Whanaunga by Gottfried Lindauer

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According to James Cowan, Lindauer painted this portrait of Hori Ngakapa Te Whanaunga at Thames in 1874 and exhibited the painting in a room in Butt’s Hotel in the Thames township. Legend has it that one day Te Whanaunga stood at the entrance to the room where the painting was displayed and collected a shilling from everyone who entered. At the close of the exhibition he went into the bar, placed the money down and ‘shouted’ everyone to drinks.

Te Whanaunga took part in the defence of Rangiriri pa and it is said that he carried his ammunition in belts across his shoulders and around his waist, and held a double barrelled gun in his hands.

Title
Hori Ngakapa Te Whanaunga
Artist/creator
Production date
1878
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
828 x 700 x 65 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer. (reverse) G. Lindauer pinx 1878 Hori Ngakapa Whanaunga Paramout Chief of the Ngatiwhanaunga Tribe H.B..
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/13
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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