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Pink terraces

Charles Blomfield (1848-1926), New Zealand,
Pink Terraces,  1886, oil on canvas. Acquired 1943

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A profitable subject

Charles Blomfield built his fame - and a small fortune - painting the Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. The terraces were a popular tourist destination before they were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.

Blomfield's paintings of the geothermal wonderland were highly sought after, and his Gallery of New Zealand Art in Auckland's Victoria Arcade was a tourist attraction in itself.

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Pink terraces

Storm at Wellington Heads

Petrus van der Velden Storm at Wellington Heads

Carved chair


Attributed to Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti iwi (tribe) Paepae (threshold)


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