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Bush Creek, Taramakau; van der Velden (1837-1913), Dutch/NZ; c. 1890; 1982.003

Bush Creek, Taramakau; van der Velden (1837-1913), Dutch/NZ; c. 1890; 1982.003
Name/Title
Bush Creek, Taramakau
About this object
Petrus van der Velden was one of the most significant artists in Nineteenth Century New Zealand. He was born in Rotterdam, Holland and studied art there and in Berlin. In 1890 he left Holland for Christchurch where he taught art. He briefly lived in Sydney before returning to New Zealand where he lived until his death.

Bush Creek, Taramakau is typical of the sublime, moody Otira works van der Velden is renowned for. He first encountered the dramatic Otira landscape in 1891 and returned there for painting inspiration throughout his career.

Date Made
c. 1890
Medium and Materials
Oil on canvas
Measurements
60.3 x 96.8 cm
Collection
Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection
Credit Line
Given by Mr and Mrs P. F. Finch and family in 1982.
Object Type
Painting
Object number
1982.003

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Bush Creek
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Taramakau"
van der Velden


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