Gottfried Lindauer

Hinemoa

Hinemoa by Gottfried Lindauer

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In contrast to his formal portraits of Māori, this depiction of a reclining beauty conforms to the stereotype of the alluring dusky maiden found in many early postcards of New Zealand and the Pacific. Of Te Arawa legend, it is said that Hinemoa resisted tribal custom and family pressure to be with her lover Tutanekai, a youth of lower standing than she; whom she was not permitted to marry.

Title
Hinemoa
Artist/creator
Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1080 x 1335 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer 1907 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs M A Partridge, 1931
Accession no
1931/9
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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