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Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand

Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand
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Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand
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oil on canvas 1758 x 2825 mm - C.F. Goldie L.J. Steele (l.l.) Probably the best-known history painting ever produced in New Zealand, Arrival caused a sensation when first exhibited in 1899. Based directly on Theodore Géricault's famous Raft of the Medusa (known to both artists from their studies in Paris), the image is essentially a romantic fab...

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Date created
1899
Creator
Louis John Steele / Charles F Goldie
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http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/explore-art-and-ideas/artwork/166
Related subjects
Māori / starvation / deaths / fear / history paintings / seas / journeys / marines (visual works) / fantasy / Waka / Painting

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