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Property of a Gentleman

Property of a Gentleman
Caspar Netscher
Girl Arranging Flowers 1683
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Gift of Sir George Grey

Exhibition Details

On 17 February 1888, the Auckland Art Gallery officially opened with a display of European and local paintings gifted by soldier, explorer, collector and twice governor of New Zealand, Sir George Grey.

Almost a century and a quarter later, we continue to benefit from Grey's generosity by exploring this selection of paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Focusing on the highlights of Grey's collection, Property of a Gentleman turns the spotlight on the purchases he made at one sale at Christies in 1869. It features the key painting he set out to buy – Caspar Netscher's Girl Arranging Flowers, a graceful, elegant portrait in the French style fashionable in the 1600s and a family heirloom beloved by Grey's mother.

Date
Location
Level 1
Cost
Free entry

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Girl arranging flowers
Girl arranging flowers

Caspar Netscher

Production date
1683
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
479 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1883
Accession no
1887/1/23
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On display

Saint John the Baptist
Saint John the Baptist

Michele Desubleo

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1213 x 956 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/4
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Not on display

River Scene with a Ferry Boat
River Scene with a Ferry Boat

Aelbert Cuyp

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
804 x 1000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/9
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Not on display

The Serpent tempting Eve (Satan's first address to Eve)
The Serpent tempting Eve (Satan's first address to Eve)

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1802
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
302 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/13
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Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Juan de Juanes

Production date
16th century
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
1013 x 405 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/15
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Not on display

Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian

Juan de Juanes

Production date
16th century
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
1014 x 410 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/16
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On display

Ceres in search of Proserpine
Ceres in search of Proserpine

David Wilkie

On display

Production date
1803
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
880 x 660 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/40
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Not on display

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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Not on display

Bacchanals I
Bacchanals I

Jacopo Amigoni

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
454 x 378 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/1
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Bacchanals II
Bacchanals II

Jacopo Amigoni

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
455 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/2
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Not on display

Boys Playing Cards
Boys Playing Cards

Giacomo Francesco Cipper

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1130 x 851 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/7