Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton

Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton
Emily Karaka
Te Uri O Te Ao 1995
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
purchased with the assistance of Reader's Digest New Zealand Limited, 1997

Exhibition Details

Stories of origin and arrival, significant events, and the transformation of the land of New Zealand are just some of the themes explored in this collection exhibition. Drawing from across the historic, modern and contemporary New Zealand collections this exhibition considers how artists have responded to and interpreted our history through their work.

While in no way a 'History of New Zealand', it offers idiosyncratic glimpses into moments from our history, both real and imagined. Reflecting artists' interests, the Gallery's collection and the different ways artists have responded to the past. Capturing key moments from our recent past, as well as stories of the exploration and encounters of Maori and Pakeha, the contentious history of our land and its development, along with those people made famous by such historic events.

A special focus within the exhibition is the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, and the impact the devastation it wrought had on the country.

The exhibition features works by Charles Goldie, Gottfried Lindauer, Colin McCahon and Shane Cotton, some of New Zealand's most celebrated artists of the past and present, amongst others.

Date
Location
New Gallery
Cost
Free entry

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Mount Tarawera in Eruption, June 10, 1886, from Wairoa
Mount Tarawera in Eruption, June 10, 1886, from Wairoa

Alfred Burton

Production date
circa 1898-circa 1899
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
130 x 194 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/18/160
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Picture Painting
Picture Painting

Shane Cotton

Production date
1994
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1833 x 1522 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/8
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Te Waiwhariki
Te Waiwhariki

Shane Cotton

Production date
2004
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1600 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2005
Accession no
2005/20
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Dried Blood
Dried Blood

Don Driver

Production date
1982
Medium
canvas, nylon, wool, hessian, and acrylic fabric, steel tube
Size (h x w)
2125 x 1925 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1983
Accession no
C1994/1/104
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From a photo of Patara Te Tuhi
From a photo of Patara Te Tuhi

Tony Fomison

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
976 x 685 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marc and Nicole Rands, in memory of their father, Richard Rands, 1988
Accession no
1988/2
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Kapi-Kapi, Aged 102
Kapi-Kapi, Aged 102

Charles F Goldie

Production date
1910
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
254 x 193 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1910
Accession no
1910/1/1
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A View in Dusky Bay, New Zealand
A View in Dusky Bay, New Zealand

William Hodges

Production date
1773
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
810 x 795 x 64 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/33
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Te Uri O Te Ao
Te Uri O Te Ao

Emily Karaka

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
3000 x 3800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Reader's Digest New Zealand Limited, 1997
Accession no
1997/9
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Tawhiao Matutaera Potatau Te Wherowhero
Tawhiao Matutaera Potatau Te Wherowhero

Gottfried Lindauer

On display

Production date
1882
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1023 x 847 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/18
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Tobacco Fields, Pangatotara, Nelson
Tobacco Fields, Pangatotara, Nelson

Doris Lusk

Production date
1943
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
457 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1966
Accession no
1966/16/1
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Te Whiti, Tohu
Te Whiti, Tohu

Colin McCahon

Production date
1972
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on hardboard
Size (h x w)
735 x 1100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/6
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Te Tohu Tuatahi
Te Tohu Tuatahi

Kura Te Waru Rewiri

Production date
1991
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1620 x 1860 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/33.1-3
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View in Pickersgill Harbour after William Hodges, 17 May 1773
View in Pickersgill Harbour after William Hodges, 17 May 1773

Mark Adams

Production date
17 May 1995
Medium
gelatin silver photographic prints toned with gold
Size (h x w)
560 x 450 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2001
Accession no
2001/9/1/1-3
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The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of Missionaries at Taranaki
The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of Missionaries at Taranaki

George Baxter

Production date
1844
Medium
oil print
Size (h x w)
301 x 412 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr A C Caughey, 1921
Accession no
1921/7
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Captain Cook's ship "Endeavour" off the West Coast, Mt Cook in the background
Captain Cook's ship "Endeavour" off the West Coast, Mt Cook in the background

John Gully

Production date
1887
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
555 x 857 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir Cecil Leys, 1933
Accession no
1933/10
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Attic Volute Crater, 1779, Depicting Scenes from the Odyssey of Captain Cook
Attic Volute Crater, 1779, Depicting Scenes from the Odyssey of Captain Cook

Marian Maguire

Production date
2005
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
700 x 570 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/28/1
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View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset
View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset

Alfred Sharpe

Production date
1876
Medium
watercolour painting, paper manuscript
Size (h x w)
883 x 1038 x 34 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Rev Charles Palmer, 1951
Accession no
1951/10
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The Story of the Arawa Canoe
The Story of the Arawa Canoe

Charles F Goldie

Production date
circa 1938
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
115 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/21
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After William Hodges' 'Cascade Cove', 21 May 1995
After William Hodges' 'Cascade Cove', 21 May 1995

Mark Adams

Production date
1995
Medium
gelatin silver prints
Size (h x w)
580 x 463 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Deane Endowment Trust, 2005
Accession no
2005/26.1-4
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The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranaki New Zealand
The Rev. J. Waterhouse Superintending the Landing of the Missionaries at Taranak...

George Baxter

Production date
1844
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
301 x 412 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/36/3
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HMS Resolution, Captain Jas Cook, and HMS Adventure, Captain Furneaux, off Cape Palliser, New Zealand, in 1773
HMS Resolution, Captain Jas Cook, and HMS Adventure, Captain Furneaux, off Cape...

Matthew Clayton

Production date
1898
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
455 x 917 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of William Aitken, 1899
Accession no
1899/3
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Visible Mysteries no. 8
Visible Mysteries no. 8

Colin McCahon

Production date
1968
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1245 x 631 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/177
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Cook Landing
Cook Landing

Marian Maguire

Production date
2003
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
362 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/28/3
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Taranaki, from Oeo Road, under moonlight, 27-28 September 1999
Taranaki, from Oeo Road, under moonlight, 27-28 September 1999

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
1999
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
170 x 245 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/17/5
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View #1, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000
View #1, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
170 x 245 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/17/1
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View #2, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000
View #2, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
170 x 245 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/17/2
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View #3, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000
View #3, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 14 March 2000

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
170 x 245 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/17/3
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View #4, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 15 March 2000
View #4, Fort Jervois, Ripapa Island, Lyttleton Harbour, 15 March 2000

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
170 x 245 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/17/4
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Lake Waikare and Waikato River in flood, from Rangiriri Pah
Lake Waikare and Waikato River in flood, from Rangiriri Pah

Alfred Sharpe

Production date
1876
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
858 x 1035 x 31 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/56
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White Terraces, Rotomahana
White Terraces, Rotomahana

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1897
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
868 x 1483 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr D L Murdoch
Accession no
U/27
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The Legend of the Voyage to New Zealand
The Legend of the Voyage to New Zealand

Kennett Watkins

Production date
1912
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1321 x 2667 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Messrs Samuel Vaile & Sons, 1914
Accession no
U/32
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The Haunt of the Moa, a scene in Puriri Forest
The Haunt of the Moa, a scene in Puriri Forest

Kennett Watkins

Production date
1885
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
910 x 1725 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/332
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Con-Version 3.33R
Con-Version 3.33R

Robert Jahnke

Production date
1994
Medium
wood, axes, metal solder, lead
Size (h x w)
1225 x 4100 x 205 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994
Accession no
C1994/1/530.1-24
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Untitled
Untitled

Para Matchitt

Production date
1969
Medium
lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1828 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/14/2
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The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand
The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand

Louis John Steele Charles F Goldie

Production date
1898
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1758 x 2825 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the late George and Helen Boyd, 1899
Accession no
1899/2/2
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Landing of Lieutenant Governor Hobson at Waitangi
Landing of Lieutenant Governor Hobson at Waitangi

Matthew Clayton

Production date
1896
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
563 x 1048 x 90 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Hon Elliot Davis, 1953
Accession no
1953/18
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Portrait of Sir John Logan Campbell
Portrait of Sir John Logan Campbell

Louis John Steele

Production date
1910
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1200 x 925 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1910
Accession no
1910/2
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Bush Mill, Whatipu
Bush Mill, Whatipu

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1881
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
768 x 1130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/11
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Major Ropata Wahawaha NZC
Major Ropata Wahawaha NZC

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1890
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1474 x 1006 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/20
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North Canterbury landscape
North Canterbury landscape

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
915 x 1080 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/24/1
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Te Paea Hinerangi (Guide Sophia)
Te Paea Hinerangi (Guide Sophia)

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1896
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
830 x 717 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/34
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Frozen Flames
Frozen Flames

Christopher Perkins

Production date
1931
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
678 x 596 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1962
Accession no
1962/33
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Tuhoto Ariki
Tuhoto Ariki

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1894
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
835 x 716 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/55
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The Phantom canoe: a legend of Lake Tarawera
The Phantom canoe: a legend of Lake Tarawera

Kennett Watkins

Production date
1888
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1175 x 1858 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/72
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The death of William Thompson, the King-maker
The death of William Thompson, the King-maker

Albin Martin

Production date
1876
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
793 x 957 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H C Firth, 1974
Accession no
1974/9
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Six days in Nelson and Canterbury
Six days in Nelson and Canterbury

Colin McCahon

Production date
1950
Medium
oil on canvas on hardboard
Size (h x w)
885 x 1165 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon through the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1978
Accession no
1978/12
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Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera
Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera

Charles F Goldie

Production date
1910
Medium
oil on oak panel
Size (h x w)
203 x 152 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lincoln N Astley, 1987
Accession no
1987/1
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The Birdman and the Engineer
The Birdman and the Engineer

Denis O'Connor

Production date
1987
Medium
South Island limestone
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/40
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Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769
Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769

Louis John Steele Kennett Watkins

Production date
1890
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
545 x 421 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Frank Anthony Eden, 1988
Accession no
1988/35/2
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On display

Tane Mahuta
Tane Mahuta

Arnold Manaaki Wilson

On display

Production date
1957
Medium
kauri
Size (h x w)
1210 x 213 x 148 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/33/2
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Painting 1993
Painting 1993

Peter Robinson

Production date
1993
Medium
tar, wax, earth and oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
800 x 5600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/8
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Untitled
Untitled

Brendon Wilkinson

Production date
2000
Medium
wood, putty, metal, flock, dirt, glue, plastic and found objects
Size (h x w)
425 x 390 x 390 mm
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/7
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Kenehi (Northern Light I)
Kenehi (Northern Light I)

Shane Cotton

Production date
1998
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
560 x 1020 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
C1998/1/30
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The mud covered country
The mud covered country

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1886
Medium
oil on paper on card
Size (h x w)
255 x 450 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1986/9/2
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Rotomahana after the eruption
Rotomahana after the eruption

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1887
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
430 x 585 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1986/9/3
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Sir William Fox K.C.M.G. (1812-1893)
Sir William Fox K.C.M.G. (1812-1893)

Elijah Aldis

Production date
1887
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1107 x 800 x 94 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Buchanan, 1887
Accession no
1887/2
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A colonial male's colonial mail (inheritances)
A colonial male's colonial mail (inheritances)

Michael Shepherd

Production date
1992
Medium
oil on plywood
Size (h x w)
465 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/4/1-6