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Te Haerenga | The Passage
Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

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Takoto
Takoto

FREE

Takoto

FREE

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CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu
CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

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Puhoro
Puhoro

FREE

Puhoro

FREE

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Kintsugi workshop - September
Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson to hear the story behind the creation of Claude Monet’s extraordinary water gardens at Giverny and the evolution of his Japanese bridge series, culminating in a discussion of a late bridge painting made by Monet, on loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track
Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track

12–1pm

FREE

Join Giuseppe Gallina for this illustrated talk to learn about Modena and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track.

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Discovering what's new with FamilySearch
Discovering what's new with FamilySearch

12–1pm

FREE

A refresher and an update to what's new with FamilySearch's New Zealand and Pacific operations manager Mike Higgins.

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Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt
Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt returns with an exciting two-day workshop (two consecutive Sundays) dedicated to developing your visual language. Expand your skillset through curated practical exercises and gain an advanced understanding of photography as a storytelling medium.

Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. Please note, this lecture will be held onsite in the Gallery Auditorium. As spaces are limited, please register for a free ticket using the booking link.

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

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Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton
Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton

12.30–1.30pm

Free for Members

Honoa ki te hono tawhiti ka kitea ai ki nga ringatoi Māori o enei rā. | Connect to the ancient past and see it through contemporary Māori artists. Journey with the artist, Shane Cotton and Senior Curator of International Art, Sophie Matthiesson as they explore the significance of vessels like the one central to the exhibition design, Te Puawai (pictured). During their midday conversation, they’ll explore the curatorial thinking behind Te Haerenga | The Passage.

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The stories we tell...
The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

Join Principal Oral History Advisor Sue Berman to learn about the Auckland Stories archive and hear "The stories we tell...".

The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

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Book event: The Back of the Painting
Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15, Volunteer Guides Free Book now

The authors of The Back of the Painting: Secrets and stories from art conservation – Linda Waters, Jenny Sherman and Sarah Hillary – convene for a lively discussion of their new book.

Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15, Volunteer Guides Free Book now

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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has sold out.

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions
Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

 

Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays
Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays

12–1pm

FREE

Join historian and former research librarian David Verran to find out what Lieutenant Cooper did in his summer holidays in 1850.

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Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury
Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury

11am—12pm

FREE

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant contemporary art award. Established in 2002, this year will be the tenth iteration of the Walters Prize, which was conceived as a platform to foreground excellence in the visual arts. Come and hear the jury discussing four artworks, selected for their outstanding contributions to contemporary art in New Zealand in the preceding two-year period.

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Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon
Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon

12–1pm

FREE

Join author and former editor Jenny Lynch to hear about the late Jean Wishart and her successful development of New Zealand Woman's Weekly.

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SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May
SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has sold out.

Artist and maker, Vita Cochran will teach you how to make a hooked rug from old woollen garments and fabric. Recycle materials in an innovative way to create an original artwork imbued with history.

SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

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100 Years of Curtain Calls
100 Years of Curtain Calls

12–1pm

FREE

Join us for this NZ Music Month event and hear Dr Julie Jackson-Tretchikoff as she entertains us with the remarkable story of 100 years of Auckland Music Theatre.

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Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021
Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021

9am—6pm

FREE (limited spots, registration required)

Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021

9am—6pm

FREE (limited spots, registration required)

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First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France
First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

Exploring hidden gems from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, guest speaker Dr Rachel Skokowski will trace the key developments and debates that revolutionized 19th-century printmaking.

First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

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Remembering the Military Nurses
Remembering the Military Nurses

12–1pm

FREE

Family historian Iris Taylor takes us through a brief history of New Zealand nursing up to the First World War.

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SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

Please note: this programme is now sold out. Check back in June for more school holiday programming. 

School holiday programmes with activities inspired by Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing
Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 30 Apr 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 30 Apr 2021

FREE

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Gallery tours
Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to introduce you to the art, artists, stories and histories that make up our Gallery.

Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused workshops held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

Artworks

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Cornelius van der Geest
Cornelius van der Geest

Paulus Pontius Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
249 x 182 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/4
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Anthony van Dyck
Anthony van Dyck

Lucas Vorsterman Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
engraving
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/3
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Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel
Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1636-1640
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
90 x 70 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M2001/32/10
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Pieter Brueghel
Pieter Brueghel

Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
etching and engraving
Size (h x w)
368 x 269 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/11
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The Mocking of Christ
The Mocking of Christ

François Langot Anthony van Dyck

Production date
circa 1699
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
2620 x 1950 x 110 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/10
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Marie-Marguerite de Berlaymont
Marie-Marguerite de Berlaymont

Jacques Neeffes Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1640-1650
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
283 x 209 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/10
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Adriaen Brouwer
Adriaen Brouwer

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
engraving
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/2
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Geneviève d'Urfé, Duchess de Croy
Geneviève d'Urfé, Duchess de Croy

Pieter de Jode II Anthony van Dyck

Production date
Post 1632
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
329 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/40/5
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Alethea, Countess of Arundel
Alethea, Countess of Arundel

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1646
Medium
etching and engraving
Size (h x w)
247 x 195 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/201
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Jan Malderus, Bishop of Antwerp
Jan Malderus, Bishop of Antwerp

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1645
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
271 x 207 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/236
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Sir Anthony van Dyck with a Sunflower
Sir Anthony van Dyck with a Sunflower

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1644
Medium
etching and engraving
Size (h x w)
135 x 115 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/351
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Justus Lipsius
Justus Lipsius

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
engraving
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/8
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Lucas Vorsterman I
Lucas Vorsterman I

Lucas Vorsterman Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1640-1650
Medium
engraving
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/9
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Lucy, Countess of Carlisle
Lucy, Countess of Carlisle

Pieter van Gunst Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1713-1715
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
464 x 312 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1926
Accession no
1926/6/2
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Jan Brueghel
Jan Brueghel

Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1641
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
399 x 291 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/51
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Charles II
Charles II

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1649
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
249 x 180 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M2001/32/18
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Penelope Domina Herbert
Penelope Domina Herbert

Pierre Lombart Anthony van Dyck

Production date
circa 1660-circa 1663
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
320 x 237 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/58
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Richard Weston, Earl of Portland
Richard Weston, Earl of Portland

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1645
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
261 x 200 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/244
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Paulus Pontius
Paulus Pontius

Paulus Pontius Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
245 x 182 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/11
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Not on display

Adam van Noort
Adam van Noort

Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
etching and engraving
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/1
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Johanna de Blois
Johanna de Blois

Pieter de Jode II Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1640-1655
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
265 x 194 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/7
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The Scorning of Christ (Christ Mocked)
The Scorning of Christ (Christ Mocked)

Giuseppe Crespi Anthony van Dyck

Production date
Unknown
Medium
tempera on canvas
Size (h x w)
368 x 308 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/48
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Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel
Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1639
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
227 x 190 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/200
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Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1640
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
313 x 203 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/253
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Henry Baron Mowbray & Maltravers
Henry Baron Mowbray & Maltravers

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1636-1640
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
89 x 65 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M2001/32/11
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Paulus Pontius
Paulus Pontius

Anthony van Dyck J B Godson

Production date
1910
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
224 x 161 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/40/4
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Maria Stuart, Countess of Portland
Maria Stuart, Countess of Portland

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1650
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
279 x 188 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/245
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Justus Sustermans
Justus Sustermans

Anthony van Dyck

Production date
early 1630s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
361 x 263 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/52
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Christ Crowned with Thorns
Christ Crowned with Thorns

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1635
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
585 x 433 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/21
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Edward Sackville, Earl of Dorset
Edward Sackville, Earl of Dorset

Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1636-1644
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 52 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/345
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Frederik de Marselaer
Frederik de Marselaer

Adriaen Lommelin Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1640-1650
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
267 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/5
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Not on display

Jacob de Brueck
Jacob de Brueck

Paulus Pontius Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1645
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
287 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/20/6
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Not on display

Iacobvs callot calcographvs aqva forti nanceii in lotharingia nobilis
Iacobvs callot calcographvs aqva forti nanceii in lotharingia nobilis

Lucas Vorsterman Anthony van Dyck

Production date
1630-1645
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
232 x 170 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/2
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