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Doris Lusk: Acrade Awnings
Doris Lusk: Acrade Awnings

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Doris Lusk: Acrade Awnings

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From Andy: Gifted to the Archive
From Andy: Gifted to the Archive

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From Andy: Gifted to the Archive

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Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light
Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light

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Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light

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Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years
Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years

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Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years

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Painting Nature
Painting Nature

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Painting Nature

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John Weeks: Art in the Archive
John Weeks: Art in the Archive

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John Weeks: Art in the Archive

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Fall Of Water, Fall Of Light
Fall Of Water, Fall Of Light

Fall Of Water, Fall Of Light

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Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

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Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence
The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World
Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World

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Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World

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Temples for the Gods
Temples for the Gods

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Temples for the Gods

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Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop
Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop

10.30am—3pm

From $150 Book now

Harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and embracing new mass-production techniques, Mary Quant created a new look for modern women. Be inspired by Quant's work and play around with different materials and styles to create your own mini fashion sketch portfolio.

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SOLD OUT | Drop-in Drawing Special Edition |  Experimental Sound and Sketching
SOLD OUT | 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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Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing
Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 12-1pm

FREE

Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 12-1pm

FREE

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Art After Hours
Art After Hours

6–10pm

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Grab your friends and head to Art After Hours – a special, one-off evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by our major exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys.

Art After Hours

6–10pm

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My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day
My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day

10.30am–3.30pm

Free

We are inviting the next generation of fashion lovers and creators to explore renewable fashion with My ART My STYLE on Saturday 31 August. 

My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day

10.30am–3.30pm

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Members Late Night: The Body Laid Bare
Members Late Night: The Body Laid Bare

6–9pm

$25 – $125 Book now

Be part of an exclusive Members-only Late Night at Auckland Art Gallery. Enjoy The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate after hours on the last Friday before it closes. Spend your evening wandering the exhibition, listening to short talks from our curators, and indulge in free finger food and a complimentary welcome drink.

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Lessons on Denmark Design
Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

Associate Professor Linda Tyler and ‘design encyclopaedia’ Caroline Montague dive deep into the history, heyday and highlights of Danish Design in this fun day of learning about Denmark Design. This one-day class consists of four 50-minute illustrated talks on:  

1.            The First Danish Design Companies with an international reputation
2.            From Classicism to Functionalism
3.            Organic Modernism: Danish Design Goes International
4.            Danish Design in the Postmodern era and Our Time

Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

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Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls
Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

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Art After Hours returns to the Gallery, with an evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by international feminist art activists, the Guerrilla Girls! Join us as we stay open until 10pm to experience art as activism, comedy with an edge, music to move to and the Guerrilla Girls’ unique brand of ‘creative complaining’.

Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

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POSTPONED: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection
POSTPONED: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has been postponed. Ticket-holders have been contacted directly. 

Dame Jenny Gibbs, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important art advocates and philanthropists, invites Gallery Members to an exclusive visit to her art collection and residence. Explore this private gallery filled with exquisite works by New Zealand and International artists while enjoying drinks and canapés, then sit down for a conversation between Dame Jenny and Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite.

POSTPONED: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

Artworks

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Figure Sketches
Figure Sketches

Frederic Leighton

Production date
1855-1877
Medium
pencil and white chalk on blue-grey paper
Size (h x w)
240 x 319 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/4/4
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Sketches of Pigs and Dogs
Sketches of Pigs and Dogs

Beatrix Dobie

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
208 x 153 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Patrick H Dobbie, 1979
Accession no
1979/63/5
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Domestic Sketches
Domestic Sketches

George French Angas J W Giles

Production date
circa 1847
Medium
hand coloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
543 x 365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
Accession no
2009/16/27.1-2
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Dick Frizzell's Sketches
Dick Frizzell's Sketches

Dick Frizzell Inhouse Design Group Ltd

Production date
1997
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2011/9
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The Sketches of Kampen
The Sketches of Kampen

Edward Cooke

Production date
1876
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
77 x 117 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1884
Accession no
M1884/2/87
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Four Sketches: Rotterdam and Dort
Four Sketches: Rotterdam and Dort

Edward Cooke

Production date
1855
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
260 x 181 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1884
Accession no
M1884/2/84
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Biographical sketches written by James Mackay
Biographical sketches written by James Mackay

James Mackay

Production date
11 Aug 1898
Medium
ink on paper, hand-written; Parts 1-2, 6-20, ink on paper, printed; Parts 3-4, ink on paper, type-written; Part 5
Size (h x w)
326 x 203 mm
Credit line
Partridge Correspondence, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2009/2/7.1-20
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C’est comme moi, tout comme moi ! … C’est la garde nationale qu’a fait mon malheur … une nuit … en patrouille ... j’ai voulu rentrer chez moi ... alors … j’ai vu la chose, comme je vous vois… [It's like me, exactly like me! ... the National Guard is the cause for my misfortune ... one night ... on patrol ... I wanted to return to my house ... then ... I had seen the thing, just as I see you ...]
C’est comme moi, tout comme moi ! … C’est la garde nationale qu’a fait mon malhe...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
28 Jan 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
195 x 278 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/1
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Vilain dormeur va !. [Oh, you nasty sluggard!].
Vilain dormeur va !. [Oh, you nasty sluggard!].

Honoré Daumier

Production date
24 Sep 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
215 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/6
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Elle dort toujours! ... c'est bien amusant!! .... [She is still sleeping! ... That's really amazing!! ...].
Elle dort toujours! ... c'est bien amusant!! .... [She is still sleeping! ... Th...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
03 Mar 1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
205 x 275 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/13
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Title Page: Water-Colour Drawings from Original Sketches taken chiefly in the Lake District of the North Island of New-Zealand during vacation rambles by J Kinder
Title Page: Water-Colour Drawings from Original Sketches taken chiefly in the La...

John Kinder

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
248 x 354 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from The Fletcher Trust
Accession no
L2003/8/31
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Est-il joli ! ... ce chérubin ! ... [How sweet he is! A real little angel!]
Est-il joli ! ... ce chérubin ! ... [How sweet he is! A real little angel!]

Honoré Daumier

Production date
17 Feb 1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
215 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/10
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Dieu ! quel nez vous me faites !. [Lord, what a nose you've given me!].
Dieu ! quel nez vous me faites !. [Lord, what a nose you've given me!].

Honoré Daumier

Production date
29 Apr 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/4
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Mon cher ! vous vous êtes admirablement bien évanoui, cela a produit le plus grand effet ! – Bah ! vous trouvez! …….. [My dear! You fainted ... admirably. It really made a lasting impression! – Oh really, you think so?].
Mon cher ! vous vous êtes admirablement bien évanoui, cela a produit le plus gra...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
25 Jul 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 265 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/5
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Crie donc, mâtin! … gueule donc! … égosille toi donc et que ça finisse … ne pas fermer l’œil pour un méchant moutard !! le diable emporte les enfans ! je n’en veux plus … [Just keep on screaming you mastiff, go on bawling until you are hoarse and let it be over with ... wasn't able to close an eye all night because of this brat. May the devil take these children ... that's it for me!]
Crie donc, mâtin! … gueule donc! … égosille toi donc et que ça finisse … ne pas...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
06 Feb 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 295 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/2
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... princes trop généreux, En quelle extrémité me jetez-vous tous deux. (Bérénice). [... Charitable Princes. Into what misery are you both plunging me! (Bérénice)].
... princes trop généreux, En quelle extrémité me jetez-vous tous deux. (Bérénic...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
31 Mar 1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
211 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/12
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Madame Prudhomme, ne nous pressons pas, ne nous pressons pas, rappelons-nous que la dignité doit présider à tous les actes de notre vie ... la dignité seule, distingue l'homme du reste des animaux! ... [Madame Prudhomme, let's not hurry, let's recall that dignity should preside over all acts of life ... dignity alone distinguishes man from the rest of the animals]
Madame Prudhomme, ne nous pressons pas, ne nous pressons pas, rappelons-nous que...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
13 Sep 1854
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/12/2
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Que diable Monsieur ne bougez donc pas les mains vous perdez la pose.. [For heaven's sake, Monsieur, don't move your hands or you'll lose the pose!].
Que diable Monsieur ne bougez donc pas les mains vous perdez la pose.. [For heav...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
01 Nov 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
230 x 295 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/8
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Sketches: Two Female Nudes
Sketches: Two Female Nudes

Edward Burne-Jones

Production date
1853-1898
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
300 x 237 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/23/3
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Leo's Sketchbook: Richard Long, Sea Lava Circles
Leo's Sketchbook: Richard Long, Sea Lava Circles

Marie Shannon

Production date
2002
Medium
digital inkjet print on watercolour paper
Size (h x w)
1426 x 1086 x 60 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/1/2
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Mon fils, la vessie a été donnée à l'homme, pour affronter les flots! ... [My son, the bladder has been given to man in order to brave the waves ...]
Mon fils, la vessie a été donnée à l'homme, pour affronter les flots! ... [My so...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
09 Sep 1854
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
210 x 275 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/12/4
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Pour aller jusqu'au coeur que vous voulez percer, Voila par quel chemin vos coups doivent passer.. [To reach the heart you want to stab, This is the way your knife needs to grab.].
Pour aller jusqu'au coeur que vous voulez percer, Voila par quel chemin vos coup...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
28 Mar 1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
222 x 265 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/11
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Mr. PRUDHOMME – Je ne sais pas si c'est un effet de mon imagination naturellement poétique, mais il me semble, qu'à peine sur les flots amers, mon cœur se barbouille ... et toujours par suite de ces mêmes caprices de la folle du logis, je croirais pouvoir jurer que je perds mon chapeau ..., c'est un effet bien singulier ..., bien singulier! ... [Mr. PRUDHOMME. – Not being sure whether it stems from my natural poetic power of imagination, but I hardly find myself on these deep waves and my stomach turns, and for the same reason I could have sworn that I lost my hat ... what a strange experience ... quite strange indeed!]
Mr. PRUDHOMME – Je ne sais pas si c'est un effet de mon imagination naturellemen...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
12 Sep 1854
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
210 x 272 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/12/1
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Y n'y a rien comm'ça pour le rhume de cerveau, ça vaut de l'Or!!! ... [There is nothing like it against a cold; it's worth its weight in gold.]
Y n'y a rien comm'ça pour le rhume de cerveau, ça vaut de l'Or!!! ... [There is...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
15 Dec 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
225 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/9
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An Archway
An Archway

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
170 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/4
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Leo's Sketchbook: Donald Judd, Aluminium Boxes
Leo's Sketchbook: Donald Judd, Aluminium Boxes

Marie Shannon

Production date
2002
Medium
digital inkjet print on watercolour paper
Size (h x w)
1430 x 1190 x 60 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/1/4
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Oui! oui! c'est entendu, je comprends! ... qu'elle scie? ... laissez moi donc boire … [Yes! yes! It's a deal, I understand! ... so be it ... why don't you let me drink something now!]
Oui! oui! c'est entendu, je comprends! ... qu'elle scie? ... laissez moi donc bo...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
07 Apr 1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
190 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/14
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La maman – Est il gentil à manger son sucre d'orge!!! … si on ne dirait pas un homme de vingt ans pour la raison! ... je veux qu’il soit avocat ... [The mother: Isn't he cute licking his barley sugar candy ... one would think a young man of twenty years ... He absolutely must become a lawyer!]
La maman – Est il gentil à manger son sucre d'orge!!! … si on ne dirait pas un h...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
21 Oct 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
242 x 265 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/7
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Self portrait in profile
Self portrait in profile

Harold Collins

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink, pencil
Size (h x w)
295 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr W D Collins, 1979
Accession no
1979/6/3
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Untitled (Sheet of studies: Penguin and Maori carvings)
Untitled (Sheet of studies: Penguin and Maori carvings)

Trevor Lloyd

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
244 x 336 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Trevor Lloyd, 1983
Accession no
1983/40/39
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Mon cher je vous félicite, votre tableau est d’un effet délirant !! - Mais oui ! c’est ce que je trouve aussi.. [My dear fellow , I congratulate you, your picture has an enchanting effect. - Absolutely, I see it the same way.].
Mon cher je vous félicite, votre tableau est d’un effet délirant !! - Mais oui !...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
17 Mar 1838
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 265 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/14/3
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Two Drawings and Notes
Two Drawings and Notes

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil and charcoal on paper
Size (h x w)
215 x 264 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/5
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Gebil Hor
Gebil Hor

David Roberts

Production date
1839
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
257 x 343 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/67
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Leo's Sketchbook: Arena Interior
Leo's Sketchbook: Arena Interior

Marie Shannon

Production date
2002
Medium
digital inkjet print on watercolour paper
Size (h x w)
1300 x 1050 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/1/3
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Sketches of three sculptural forms
Sketches of three sculptural forms

Theo Schoon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
graphite on paper
Size (h x w)
141 x 90 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2020
Accession no
C2020/1/13/8
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Sketch Near Orakei, Auckland
Sketch Near Orakei, Auckland

Edward Friström

Production date
1903-1915
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
235 x 336 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/9/2
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Alexis Hunter : Fears / Dreams / Desires Exhibition
Alexis Hunter : Fears / Dreams / Desires Exhibition
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2001/17
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Dick Frizzell's Sketches
Dick Frizzell's Sketches
Production date
1997
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2011/9
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Gretchen Albrecht Aotearoa/Cloud Studio Notebook
Gretchen Albrecht Aotearoa/Cloud Studio Notebook
Production date
2001-2002
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Gretchen Albrecht, 2002
Accession no
RC2003/6
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Ilse von Randow's 'Auckland City Art Gallery Curtains', 1957-8 Archive
Ilse von Randow's 'Auckland City Art Gallery Curtains', 1957-8 Archive
Production date
1957-1958
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, 2012
Accession no
RC2013/2
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John Weeks Archive
John Weeks Archive
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Peter O'Connor, 2010
Accession no
RC2010/1
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Partridge Correspondence
Partridge Correspondence
Production date
1896-1930
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2009/2
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Snow Sketchbook
Snow Sketchbook
Production date
1860-1937
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2003/4

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