Māori Portrait

Gottfried Lindauer, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1876.
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About the Work
“The realism of this painting blows me away. This was a time before coloured photography but is just as detailed to my eye. This work reminded me of C F Goldie when I first saw it, as my grandparents had a portrait painted by him in their home. At first glance I mistakenly thought this was a C F Goldie work as I was not aware of Gottfried Lindauer. I subsequently researched Gottfried Lindauer and was blown away by his paintings. Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926), along with C.F. Goldie (1870-1947), was the most prolific and best-known painter of Māori subjects, in particular portraits, in the late nineteenth-early twentieth centuries. The accuracy, smoothness, and detail of Gottfried Lindauer’s paintings are quite literally, a work of art.” – Hannah Houshangi, 'My Choice' February 2022
Image 490 x 385 mm
Frame 645 x 540 mm
oil on cardboard
Portrait of a Māori woman, wearing a cloak with feathers in her hair.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Mr J.G. Farrell, 1948.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Jul 1948



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