Lake Waikare

William Baker, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1912. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
At the turn of the century Baker became a professional artist, touring the country seeking suitable subjects. Lake Waikare is the largest of several shallow lakes in the upper floodplain of the Waikato River. It is a riverine lake, located to the east of Te Kauwhata and 40 km north of Hamilton. It covers 34 km².
Image 590 x 890mm
Frame 695 x 1000 mm
oil on canvas
A lake with a waka (canoe) on it surrounded by bush-clad hills. In the foreground is an early whare (house) with a pataka (storehouse) and colourful figures in front of the buildings.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of A.C Robertson and the Domney Family, 1972.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Sep 1972



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