Gottfried Lindauer

Raiha Reretu

Raiha Reretu by Gottfried Lindauer

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Raiha Reretu lived near Hastings in Heretaunga, Hawkes Bay and belonged to the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe. They take their name from the ancestor Kahungunu who was married to Rongomaiwahine from Mahia; a celebrated woman of beauty. Gottfried Lindauer trained as a portrait and figure painting in Vienna. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1873, and immediately began to travel widely, securing portrait sittings from prominent Māori and Pākehā and their families.

Title
Raiha Reretu
Artist/creator
Production date
1877
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
826 x 700 x 60 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer (l.l.). (reverse) Mrs Raiha Reretu, Napier New Zealand G. Lindauer Pinx 1877.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/28
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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