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Cross Hills; Mr Maughan, Karl; 2004/2

Cross Hills, Mr Maughan, Karl, 2004/2
Cross Hills
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Realistic garden scene featuring a rhododendron bush in flower, with a pathway forking off to either side of this.
Maker Role
Medium and Materials
Oil on Canvas
Place Made
New Zealand
Subject and Association Description
Maughan’s mother is a landscape designer and during his youth the pair frequently visited gardens in the Kimbolton area, including Cross Hills Gardens. In 2004 Maughan was living in London and Palmerston North photographer Catherine Russ sent him photographs of Cross Hills’ rhododendron gardens. Cross Hills was actually painted in Auckland, where Maughan has since returned to live. The painting’s story neatly sums up the geographical moves his career has taken him on, from Palmerston North to Auckland for art school, from Auckland to London and back again.
Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust
Credit Line
Purchased, 2004
Object Type
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Catherine Russ
Cross Hills
Karl Maughan
oil painting
rhododendron bush

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