Saints & Seraphs

Saints & Seraphs

Exhibition Details

Saints and seraphs (one of the nine different types of angels) have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history.

In times of uncertainty and death such as the plague, angels and saints provided hope, both with their stories of survival against the odds and as figures to pray to in the hope that they might intercede on behalf of the faithful.

Saints and Seraphs examines the depiction of the lives of saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Date
Location
Main Gallery, Ground Level
Cost
Free entry

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Saint Michael and the Serpent
Saint Michael and the Serpent

Henry Armstead

Production date
circa 1852
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
950 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/172
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Annunciation
Annunciation

Colin McCahon

Production date
1949
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
654 x 520 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/4
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Saint Veronica
Saint Veronica

Colin McCahon

Production date
1949
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
763 x 392 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/43
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A statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, which was brought from Paris by the Foundress in 1901
A statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, which was brought from Paris by the Fou...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/1
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Tombstone Angel
Tombstone Angel

Peter Siddell

Production date
1975
Medium
acrylic on hardboard
Size (h x w)
517 x 390 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/7
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Untitled (Angel Gabriel appearing before Shepherds)
Untitled (Angel Gabriel appearing before Shepherds)

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
97 x 78 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/11
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The Virgin and Child appearing to Saint Bruno
The Virgin and Child appearing to Saint Bruno

Emilio Taruffi

Production date
1677
Medium
oil on copper
Size (h x w)
282 x 219 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/30
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Moses and the Brazen Serpent
Moses and the Brazen Serpent

Margaret Thompson

Production date
1942
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1438 x 1592 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/203
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Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Augustine of Hippo

Unknown artist

Production date
late 17th century
Medium
boxwood
Size (h x w)
254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the widow of Albin Martin, 1888
Accession no
1888/2
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Two Saints in Adoration
Two Saints in Adoration

Unknown artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1010 x 761 x 46 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Norman B Spencer, 1967
Accession no
1967/19/19
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Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland
Saint Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland

Meadows

Production date
circa 1838
Medium
puriri
Size (h x w)
241 x 292 x 38 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/9
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Study of Flying Angel for Coventry Cathedral
Study of Flying Angel for Coventry Cathedral

John Hutton

Production date
circa 1952
Medium
white chalk on black paper
Size (h x w)
549 x 441 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/5/2
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Saint Christopher
Saint Christopher

Fritz Eichenberg

Production date
1949
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
192 x 135 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1949
Accession no
1949/8
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Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

Jacob Epstein

Production date
1950
Medium
lead
Size (h x w)
349 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/21
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The Angel with the Key of the Bottomless Pit
The Angel with the Key of the Bottomless Pit

Albrecht Dürer

Production date
circa 1498
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
392 x 282 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 1968
Accession no
1968/8/1
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The Holy Family
The Holy Family

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
286 x 406 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/44
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Saint Romuald, fondateur des Camadules
Saint Romuald, fondateur des Camadules

Jacques Callot

Production date
1630s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
216 x 125 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/280
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Christ supported by Angels
Christ supported by Angels

Colin McCahon

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
723 x 906 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/14/2
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Translation de Saint Augustin
Translation de Saint Augustin

Jacques Callot

Production date
1630s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
216 x 125 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/305
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Mary Magdalen in the Wilderness
Mary Magdalen in the Wilderness

Unknown artist Tiziano Vecellio (known as Titian)

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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Saint Matthew and an Angel
Saint Matthew and an Angel

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764-1790s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
384 x 489 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/3
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St Carlo Borromeo in Adoration
St Carlo Borromeo in Adoration

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
806 x 666 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/9
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Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine

Giacinto Gimignani

Production date
1648
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
326 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/4
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Study for Saint Osburga, Coventry Cathedral Glass Screen
Study for Saint Osburga, Coventry Cathedral Glass Screen

John Hutton

Production date
circa 1952
Medium
white chalk on black paper
Size (h x w)
749 x 416 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/5/1
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Study of head of Saint for Coventry Cathedral Screen
Study of head of Saint for Coventry Cathedral Screen

John Hutton

Production date
circa 1952
Medium
white chalk on black paper
Size (h x w)
759 x 514 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/5/4
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Saint Jerome contemplating a crucifix
Saint Jerome contemplating a crucifix

Ferdinand Bol

Production date
1644
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
284 x 242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/31/1
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La Tentation de St Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony)
La Tentation de St Antoine (The Temptation of Saint Anthony)

Jacques Callot

Production date
1634
Medium
etching with engraving
Size (h x w)
360 x 467 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/31/3
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Tobias and the Angel
Tobias and the Angel

Hendrik Goudt Adam Elsheimer

Production date
1613
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
247 x 257 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/31/6
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The Vision of Saint Romuald
The Vision of Saint Romuald

Andrea Sacchi

Production date
circa 1631
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
638 x 438 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961. Frame sponsored by D G Kilford.
Accession no
1961/13
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Martyrdom of Saint Andrew
Martyrdom of Saint Andrew

Carlo Maratta Domenichino

Production date
1645-1660
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
298 x 451 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/30/1
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Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian

Nicholas Leseur Daniel Seiter

Production date
1729
Medium
etching and woodcut
Size (h x w)
526 x 389 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/22/1
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Annunciation
Annunciation

A Lois White

Production date
circa 1948
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
855 x 587 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/22
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Saint John The Baptist
Saint John The Baptist

Unknown artist Hendrik Goltzius

Production date
circa 1590
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
205 x 144 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/12
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Saint Anastasius (based on 'A Scholar seated in a Monastery')
Saint Anastasius (based on 'A Scholar seated in a Monastery')

Pieter de Bailliu Rembrandt van Rijn

Production date
1631
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
296 x 234 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/23
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Jeremiah
Jeremiah

Lambert Suavius

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving on paper
Size (h x w)
195 x 90 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Ann Andrews and Robert Newton, 2002
Accession no
2002/7