Gottfried Lindauer

Pikirakau

Pikirakau by Gottfried Lindauer

Artwork Detail

Mrs Pikirakau, Bloody Queen Mary, who killed six rebels & stripped them of their arms, for which Sir George Grey gave her £30 & requested her not to fight again. Lindauer carefully inscribed the above text on the back of the painting. The highly-spirited wahine toa Mrs Pikirakau was so effective that Governor Grey paid for her retirement.

Title
Pikirakau
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1069 x 615 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/26
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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