The First of NZ From the Last of England by Ford Madox Brown; Sally BURTON; 1985...

Name/Title

The First of NZ From the Last of England by Ford Madox Brown

About this object

A history painting on the theme of European colonisation to New Zealand. It is an appropriation of the well known tondo painting, 'The Last of England' 1855 by Ford Madox Brown (collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, England) with the addition of symbolic (stitching and koru motifs), illustrative (axes and tree stumps, landscape forms) and abstract motifs which reference a New Zealand colonial context.

Maker

Sally BURTON

Date Made

1985

Medium and Materials

Acrylic on strawboard

Place Made

Nelson

Subject and Association Keywords

Immigration

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Industry/Marine

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Portraits/Child

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Shape/Circle

Subject and Association Keywords

Colonial

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Industry/Farming

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Portraits/Female

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Industry/Forestry

Subject and Association Keywords

History

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Landscapes/Regional landscapes/Nelson landscapes

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Shape/Spiral

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Transport

Subject and Association Keywords

Weather

Credit Line

Purchased from the 'Goodman-Suter Biennale' 1986 with the Goodman-Suter Fund

Object Type

Painting

Object number

765

Copyright Licence  

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