Charles Blomfield

The Mountain's Crown, Kauri Bush, Whangaroa

The Mountain's Crown, Kauri Bush, Whangaroa by Charles Blomfield

Artwork Detail

Referring to his highly detailed and realistic portrayal of nature, Charles Blomfield explained in an 1883 letter to the editor that it was his duty as an artist not only to paint well, ‘but also to bring into prominence the peculiar beauties of our island home.’ Quoting an American writer he added ‘never before has there been a nobler opportunity afforded the artist to aid in the growth of his native land…’. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

The Mountain's Crown, Kauri Bush, Whangaroa
Charles Blomfield
Production date
oil on canvas
508 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of S Vaile & Sons with other Auckland citizens, 1919
Accession no
Other ID
0/19 Old Accession Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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