Ships Auckland Harbour, 1913

Alfred Walsh, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand in 1913.
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About the Work
To me the Auckland Harbour I know has always had a backdrop of skyscrapers. However this painting shows of simpler times. Of when it was just a peaceful, cloudy day in Auckland.
Rose Hird, recipient of the WDC Youth Committee Recognition award in the 2019 patillo Whanganui Arts Review, for the Sep 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.

Walsh developed a distinctly local and individual style, primarily using the plein air approach, painting outdoors. He has built up the composition with broad washes of colours, then added detail with a drier brush. Walsh was particularly interested in the effects of light.
Image 272 x 374 mm
Frame 410 x 510 mm
watercolour on paper
Painting showing a variety of ships and sailing boats in the harbour with a cloudy sky above. Mainly in blue and grey tones.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whaganui. Purchased with funds bequethed by Caroline Doris White, 1977.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
12 Dec 1977