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Guide Kaiārahi - Rescheduled
Guide Kaiārahi - Rescheduled

FREE

Guide Kaiārahi - Rescheduled

FREE

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Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

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All That Was Solid Melts
All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

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The Walters Prize 2021
The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

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The Back of the Painting
The Back of the Painting

The Back of the Painting

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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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Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama
Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

FREE

Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

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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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

Please note: This event is now 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 - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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Audio Described Tour
Audio Described Tour

10:30am-12pm

FREE

Join us for an audio described tour through some of our current exhibitions for blind and low vision patrons. The tour will last 90 minutes and is limited to 15 people.

Audio Described Tour

10:30am-12pm

FREE

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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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Members curator tour: The 10th Walters Prize 2021
Members curator tour: The 10th Walters Prize 2021

12—1pm

FREE (Members only)

Join Curator, Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland for a Members-only tour through this year’s nominees of Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art award, the Walters Prize.

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Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Rescheduled
Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Rescheduled

6–7.30pm

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

Please note: This event had been rescheduled and will go ahead on Wednesday 28 July. 

Celebrate the forthcoming, spectacular sculpture by contemporary artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe and Tūhourangi) – a 10-metre-high crystal waka suspended vertically and casting a galaxy of stars over the Gallery’s forecourt pool.

Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Rescheduled

6–7.30pm

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

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Drop-in Drawing Special Edition |  Experimental Sound and Sketching
Drop-in Drawing Special Edition | Experimental Sound and Sketching

Fri July 16, 6:30-8pm

FREE

Join us for a special edition of our Friday Lates Drop-in Drawing with a performance by the renowned experimental pianist Hermione Johnson. 

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PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'
PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'

6.30–9pm

From $22 + booking fees Book now

PechaKucha Auckland (Japanese for “chit chat”) is a not-for-profit event collective celebrating Auckland’s creativity. 20 slides, 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Hosted at the Gallery, the theme of chapter #61 is 'unstoppable'. Ten creatives share their work and anticipate this powerful future.

PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'

6.30–9pm

From $22 + booking fees Book now

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Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi
Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi

11am–12.15pm

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

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

Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi

11am–12.15pm

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

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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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July School Holiday Programmes
July School Holiday Programmes

9am–3pm

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

This July school holidays, the Gallery is proud to bring you a hands-on School Holiday Programme. 

July School Holiday Programmes

9am–3pm

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

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New Members Tour: Sun 11 Jul
New Members Tour: Sun 11 Jul

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Sun 11 Jul

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Curator Tour | All That Was Solid Melts
Curator Tour | All That Was Solid Melts

2-3.15 pm

FREE

Join Curator Juliana Engberg as she leads you on a cathartic journey of All That Was Solid Melts - an exhibition of and for our times. 

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Death café meet-up and tour
Death café meet-up and tour

10am—12.15pm

FREE

Join us for a hosted discussion over coffee and cake about death and dying. Coinciding with the exhibition, All That Was Solid Melts, curated by Juliana Engberg, this event allows you to explore artworks that offer responses to solitude, grief, anxiety, calamity, ideas of time and restoration. 

Death café meet-up and tour

10am—12.15pm

FREE

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Breathwork for the whole family | Te mahi haa ma mātou katoa ahakoa te pakeke
Breathwork for the whole family | Te mahi haa ma mātou katoa ahakoa te pakeke

10:15-11.15am

FREE | Register Now

Come along and enjoy this free workshop that uses the creatures and characters of the ngāhere (forest) to captivate your child’s imagination and engage them in calming breathwork practices.

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Highlights Encounter | All That Was Solid Melts
Highlights Encounter | All That Was Solid Melts

6–7pm

FREE

Join Curator, Juliana Engberg and explore some highlights of All That Was Solid Melts - an exhibition of and for our times, featuring powerful works by world-leading artists.

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Members curator talk: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Members curator talk: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

2—3pm

FREE (Members only)

Please note: due to popular demand, this event has shifted locations. It will now be hosted in the Auditorium on the Lower Ground level. Please ask our staff for directions. 

Join Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite for a Members-only tour through the boundless experimentation of one of New Zealand’s acclaimed conceptual artists in Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder.

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Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance July 3
Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance July 3

2—2.20pm

Free

Renowned New Zealand musicians and audio-visual artists, Beth Dawson, Jade Farley and Alice Sparrow perform a twenty-minute improvisation of Sriwhana Spong’s ‘personal orchestra’, a key component of Spong’s Walters Prize exhibition, The Painter-tailor, 2019-2021.

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 1 October 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 1 October 2021

FREE

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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

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

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

Artworks

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Not on display

To Jack from ... (portrait of a woman)
To Jack from ... (portrait of a woman)

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
90 x 62 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14/1
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A few minutes before we left for New Zealand
A few minutes before we left for New Zealand

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
85 x 85 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14/23
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Not on display

Fishing boat, Auckland Harbour
Fishing boat, Auckland Harbour

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1890
Medium
albumen silver
Size (h x w)
132 x 185 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marshall Seifert, 1991
Accession no
1991/10/4
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Not on display

Waiwera Hot baths
Waiwera Hot baths

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1870
Medium
albumen silver
Size (h x w)
102 x 168 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marshall Seifert, 1991
Accession no
1991/10/9
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The bark mill
The bark mill

Unknown artist Alphonse Legros

Production date
late 19th century?
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
260 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1991/40
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Portrait of C.F. Goldie
Portrait of C.F. Goldie

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1915
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
226 x 151 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jack and Joan Cooper, 1996
Accession no
1995/4
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Not on display

View in Puniho
View in Puniho

Unknown artist

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
145 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/34/2
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Train of men and horses carrying goods
Train of men and horses carrying goods

Unknown artist

Production date
19th century?
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
242 x 355 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M108
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Sussex Landscape - distant view of house set in trees
Sussex Landscape - distant view of house set in trees

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
184 x 238 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/11
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Not on display

View towards Margate
View towards Margate

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
184 x 238 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/18
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Not on display

All Saints Church, Birchington
All Saints Church, Birchington

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
185 x 238 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/22
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View of the Monument and the Church of St Magnus the Martyr, Westminster
View of the Monument and the Church of St Magnus the Martyr, Westminster

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
240 x 186 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/28
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The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reculver
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Reculver

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
186 x 240 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/32
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Not on display

View towards Kingsgate Castle and Holland House
View towards Kingsgate Castle and Holland House

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
186 x 238 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/34
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Not on display

Landscape with bridge and spire
Landscape with bridge and spire

Unknown artist

Production date
1820-1840
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
186 x 240 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1883/1/8/7
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Not on display

Two Heads of Sheep
Two Heads of Sheep

Unknown artist Karel Dujardin

Production date
17th century
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
98 x 175 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/18/4
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Not on display

Tauranga
Tauranga

Unknown artist

Production date
early 20th century
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
140 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marshall Seifert, 2002
Accession no
2002/28/3/13
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Not on display

Meet of Matamata Branch of Waikato Hunt Club, at Matamata
Meet of Matamata Branch of Waikato Hunt Club, at Matamata

Unknown artist

Production date
early 20th century
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
150 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marshall Seifert, 2002
Accession no
2002/28/3/18
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Not on display

On Mt Karioi, Raglan
On Mt Karioi, Raglan

Unknown artist

Production date
early 20th century
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
151 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marshall Seifert, 2002
Accession no
2002/28/3/25
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Not on display

Krishna and the Gopis
Krishna and the Gopis

Unknown artist Kulu School

Production date
19th century
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
206 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/40/2
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Not on display

Portrait of Captain Spiller
Portrait of Captain Spiller

Unknown artist Thomas Lawrence

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
651 x 553 x 20 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr Hugh Wansey Bayley, 1941
Accession no
1941/9/2
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Not on display

Saint Francis Receiving The Stigmata
Saint Francis Receiving The Stigmata

Unknown artist Agostino Carracci Lodovico Carracci

Production date
1586
Medium
reverse engraving
Size (h x w)
445 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transferred from Auckland City Libraries, gift of the Leys Institute, 2009
Accession no
2009/22/38
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The Farm or Rural Life
The Farm or Rural Life

Unknown artist Jacques de Gheyn II

Production date
1700-1800
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
313 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transferred from Auckland City Libraries, gift of the Leys Institute, 2009
Accession no
2009/22/69
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Landscape with the Ouse Valley Viaduct, Sussex
Landscape with the Ouse Valley Viaduct, Sussex

Unknown artist

Production date
Post 1842
Medium
watercolour, gouache and pencil
Size (h x w)
462 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs H W Treacher, 1950
Accession no
1950/9/1
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Not on display

Birds Mobbing an Owl
Birds Mobbing an Owl

Unknown artist Wenceslaus Hollar Francis Barlow

Production date
1799
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
136 x 186 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/323
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Not on display

Pegler Album of early New Zealand photographs
Pegler Album of early New Zealand photographs

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1900
Medium
photograph album
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14
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Not on display

Miniature Portrait of a Lady
Miniature Portrait of a Lady

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1810-circa 1815
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Size (h x w)
88 x 67 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/13/2
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Queen Elizabeth Smiting the Earl of Essex
Queen Elizabeth Smiting the Earl of Essex

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster cast from ivory bas-relief
Size (h x w)
184 x 292 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr George Hart, 1906
Accession no
1906/8
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Not on display

Landscape with a Lake (reverse) Landscapes
Landscape with a Lake (reverse) Landscapes

Unknown artist

Production date
18th century
Medium
red chalk
Size (h x w)
148 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/1/1
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Not on display

View on the Tiber in Rome
View on the Tiber in Rome

Unknown artist

Production date
19th century
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
179 x 253 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/59/1
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Not on display

Copy of bas relief: Nile Figure ?
Copy of bas relief: Nile Figure ?

Unknown artist

Production date
18th century
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
245 x 165 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/54
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Not on display

Waterfall
Waterfall

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver
Size (h x w)
288 x 210 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/53/49
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Not on display

Cutting sugarcane, Queensland
Cutting sugarcane, Queensland

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver
Size (h x w)
187 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/53/53
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Not on display

Charles I
Charles I

Unknown artist Wenceslaus Hollar Anthony van Dyck

Production date
Post 1649
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
140 x 106 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M2001/32/33
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Not on display

Panelling
Panelling

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oak
Size (h x w)
1524 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/262
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Not on display

Mary Magdalen in the Wilderness
Mary Magdalen in the Wilderness

Unknown artist Tiziano Vecellio

Production date
17th century?
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
344 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/204
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Commercial Illustrations
Commercial Illustrations
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2011/8
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Italy Album
Italy Album
Production date
circa 1890
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2007/5

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