Gottfried Lindauer

Rangi Topeora

Rangi Topeora by Gottfried Lindauer

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Rangi Topeora was undeniably a major figure of her time, as evidenced by her being one of only five female signatories to Te Tiriti O Waitangi. This painting is based on an early photograph which shows Topeora adorned with multiple heitiki. This makes manifest the considerable mana accorded to her by lineage, but also by her actions as a peacemaker, composer and living treasure of Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Title
Rangi Topeora
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
770 x 665 x 68 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer (l.r.). (reverse) Topeora, Sister of Rangihaeata - Te Rauparaha's niece.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/53
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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