People and Places

The Fletcher Trust Collection at Aotearoa’s Government Houses

Introduction

For several years now, the official residences of the Governor-General of Aotearoa New Zealand, Government House Wellington and Government House Auckland, have played host to a selection of taonga from the Fletcher Trust Collection. The works span the period of colonisation to the mid-1980s, and emphasise questions of identity and place.

There are topographical images relating to the areas of Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Whanganui-a-Tara, portraits of rangatira, and works by key women artists. Treasures from other collections, including that of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, add further texture.

— Francis McWhannell
Curator, Fletcher Trust Collection

Te Whanganui-a-Tara: Government House Wellington

ANGAS, George French;

Ngātata, Chief of Kumutoto and Father of E Tako

1844, 324 x 227mm, Watercolour on paper

ANGAS, George French;

E Rangi and E Tohi, Girls of Port Nicholson, with Kiko, an Old Woman of Tiakiwai

c.1844, 191 x 223mm, Watercolour on paper

WEBBER, John;

View in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand

1809, 290 x 410mm, Hand-coloured engraving on paper

FIGGIS, Constable (rank of);

Bridge Street, Nelson

c.1840, 335 x 490mm, Watercolour on paper

BREES, Samuel Charles;

Porirua Harbour and Parramatta Whaling Station in November 1843

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

HEAPHY, Charles;

Port Nicholson, from the Hills Above Petone, 1840

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

HEAPHY, Charles;

Hiko, the Son of Te Pēhi Kupe (Tupai Cupa)

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

HEAPHY, Charles;

Wata, or Provision House, at Otumatua, on the North Shore of Cook’s Strait

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

HEAPHY, Charles;

Epuni or “Greedy”

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

HEAPHY, Charles;

Wharepouri or “Dark House”

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

SMITH, William Mein;

Court-Yard in Pipitea Pā at Wellington

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

SMITH, William Mein;

Wahi Tapu or Burial Place

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

SMITH, William Mein;

The Harbour of Port Nicholson and the Town of Wellington

1845, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

OLIVER, Richard Aldworth;

Te Rangihaeata, Chief of Ngāti Toa

c.1850, 490 x 320mm, Watercolour on paper

OLIVER, Richard Aldworth;

Te Rangihaeata, New Zealand Chief

1852, Lithograph on paper

GILFILLAN, John Alexander;

Interior of a Native Village or Pā, in New Zealand

c.1852, 450 x 610mm, Lithograph on paper

MAPLESTONE, Henry;

Tinakori Road, Wellington

1849, 300 x 450mm, Watercolour on paper

SMITH, William Mein;

Woburn Farm, River Hutt

c.1850, 260 x 390mm, Watercolour on paper

FOX, William;

Lake Wakatipu, Otago

c.1860, 240 x 340mm, Watercolour on paper

FOX, William;

Taupō, with Ruapehu and Tongariro

c.1885, 210 x 275mm, Watercolour on paper

KELLY, Richard Seymour;

Dunedin from Maclaggan Street, Otago (Taken from My Lodgings, Clifton Villa)

1862, 370 x 590mm, Watercolour on paper

KELLY, Richard Seymour;

The Quarries, Dunedin, Upper Maclaggan Street (Taken from My Lodgings, Clifton Villa)

1862, 370 x 590mm, Watercolour on paper

O'BRIEN, George;

Woodhaugh, Near Dunedin

1865, 460 x 625mm, Watercolour on paper

IGGLESDEN, Charles;

Captain Sharpe’s Residence

1868, 370 x 500mm, Watercolour on paper

MARTIN, Albin;

Extensive View of Waikato River

c.1865, 510 x 630mm, Oil on board

SYMONS, John;

A Road, Goldfields, Thames

c.1870, 440 x 600mm, Oil on canvas

CHEVALIER, Nicholas;

Māori Hunting Party, Lake Mavora, Otago

1875, 495 x 570mm, Oil on canvas

SHARPE, Alfred;

A Peep at Coromandel from the Whangapoua Bridle Track

1881, 420 x 650mm, Watercolour on paper

RAWORTH, William Henry;

Blue Lake, Otago

1882, 555 x 1000mm, Watercolour on paper

WELCH, W. C.;

Early Morning, Dunedin

1884, 480 x 710mm, Watercolour on paper

AUBREY, Christopher;

Wellington from Kelburn

1888, 500 x 875mm, Watercolour on paper

HODGKINS, William Mathew;

Taieri River in Flood

1892, 340 x 990mm, Watercolour on paper

ATKINSON, Robert;

Portrait of Te Heuheu Tukino IV, Called Horonuku

1889, 740 x 580mm, Oil on canvas

ATKINSON, Robert;

Portrait of Te Uira Te Heuheu

1889, 525 x 720mm, Watercolour on paper

FARR, Samuel Charles;

West Coast, South Island, with Mount Cook and Others from the River Arahura

1893, Oil on canvas

VON GUERARD, Eugene;

Milford Sound, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls

1892, 240 x 320mm, Oil on board

COUSINS, Thomas Selby;

Artist’s Camp Beneath Mount Cook

c.1890, 330 x 240mm, Watercolour on paper

FIELD, Isabel;

Mist Descending

1899, 495 x 200mm, Watercolour on paper

JOEL, Grace;

Poppies

1895, 385 x 480mm, Oil on canvas on board

FITZHERBERT, Herbert;

Pumpkin Cottage, Silverstream, Wellington

1900, 160 x 230mm, Watercolour on paper

NAIRN, James McLauchlan;

Evans Bay, Wellington Harbour

1903, 265 x 360mm, Watercolour on paper

WORSLEY, Charles Nathaniel;

Wellington Wharves and Harbour

c.1910, 250 x 450mm, Watercolour on paper

THOMPSON, Sydney Lough;

Morning, Wellington Wharves

1931, 450 x 520mm, Oil on canvas

WRIGHT, Walter;

The Family Gathering

c.1910, 288 x 441mm, Oil on canvas

RICHARDSON, Harry Linley;

Waterwheel

c.1930, Watercolour on paper

MCINTYRE, Raymond;

La Jeunesse Serene

1914, 420 x 345mm, Oil on board

NICOLL, Archibald Frank;

Tree and Pond

c.1920, 230 x 320mm, Oil on board

ARNDT, Mina;

Moonlit Night

c.1920, 350 x 500mm, Gouache on paper

MERTON, Owen;

Trees, Red Bank and Houses

1923, 470 x 580mm, Watercolour on paper

SHERWOOD, Maud;

Lady with Green Umbrella

c.1925, 270 x 255mm, Oil on canvas

SHERWOOD, Maud;

Garden with Child in Sandpit

c.1925, 430 x 370mm, Watercolour on paper

HASZARD, Rhona;

The Blue Wrap

1925, 300 x 370mm, Oil on canvas on board

HODGKINS, Frances;

The Birdcage (or Blue Still Life)

c.1929, 763 x 596mm, Oil on canvas

HODGKINS, Frances;

Still Life

1929, 764 x 600mm, Oil on canvas

HODGKINS, Frances;

Sea Landscape with Flowers

1932, 482 x 356mm, Pencil on paper

HODGKINS, Frances;

Pumpkins and Pimenti

1935, 510 x 710mm, Gouache and watercolour on paper

SCALES, Flora;

Town by the Water (Saint-Tropez)

c.1939, 320 x 400mm, Oil on canvas

RICHMOND, Dorothy Kate;

Lake Rotoroa, South Island

1931, 390 x 650mm, Watercolour on paper

SPENCER-BOWER, Olivia;

Waimakariri

1930, 415 x 550mm, Watercolour on paper

SPENCER-BOWER, Olivia;

Central Otago

c.1940, 410 x 560mm, Watercolour on paper

MCCORMACK, Thomas Arthur;

Landscape, Hawke’s Bay

c.1940, 510 x 650mm, Watercolour on paper

MCCORMACK, Thomas Arthur;

Vase of Flowers

c.1950, Watercolour on paper

SAVAGE, Cedric;

Farm Scene

c.1940, 330 x 490mm, Watercolour on paper

ANGUS, Rita;

Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams)

1944, 786 x 680mm, Oil on canvas

STEWART, Helen;

At the Bay

c.1946, 620 x 760mm, Oil on board

BULLMORE, Edward;

Cabbage Trees at Hunua

1956, 690 x 375mm, Oil on board

PETER, Juliet;

Boats, Island Bay

1960, 700 x 890mm, Oil on board

MURU, Selwyn;

Porirua Hills

1965, 590 x 490mm, Oil on board

SCHOON, Theo;

Split Level View Finder

1965, 1570 x 910mm, Oil on board

TAPPER, Garth;

Preview

1967, 340 x 440mm, Oil on board

PAGE, Evelyn;

Wellington Waterfront

c.1970, 470 x 800mm, Oil on canvas on board

PAGE, Evelyn;

Tribute to China

1983, 600 x 695mm, Oil on canvas

THOMPSON, Pauline;

Suzanne Aubert Looks in the Mirror

1986, 600 x 755mm, Oil on canvas

Tāmaki Makaurau: Government House Auckland

MERRETT, Joseph Jenner;

Ōtāwhao School

c.1848, 150 x 270mm, Watercolour on paper

MERRETT, Joseph Jenner;

Roman Catholic College, North Shore

c.1848, 160 x 300mm, Watercolour on paper

MERRETT, Joseph Jenner;

Saint John’s College, Bishop’s Auckland

c.1848, 210 x 330mm, Watercolour on paper

MERRETT, Joseph Jenner;

Saint Stephen’s School, Suburbs of Auckland

c.1848, 200 x 320mm, Watercolour on paper

WYNYARD, Robert Henry;

Auckland Barracks

1850, 185 x 220mm, Ink and watercolour on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View of Auckland Harbour, New Zealand, Taken During the Regatta of January 1862 (The Race of the Māori War Canoes)

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View of Auckland, New Zealand, from the Crater of Mount Eden

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View from the Ranges Overlooking the Entrance to the Manukau Harbour, Auckland

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View of the Wairoa Creek (Pheasant Shooting on the Estate of Alexander Kennedy, Esquire, on the Road Leading to the Wairoa Valley)

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View of the Firth of the Thames, Waitematā, Tāmaki, and Gulf of Hauraki, from the Howick Ranges

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

STACK, Frederick Rice;

View of Auckland, New Zealand, from the Lake on the North Shore

1862, Hand-coloured lithograph on paper

RICHMOND, James Crowe;

West Coast, South Island

1870, 390 x 650mm, Watercolour on paper

BARRAUD, Charles Decimus;

Māori Race Meeting at the Hui

1878, 771 x 888mm, Watercolour on paper

GULLY, John;

Mitre Peak

1875, 590 x 500mm, Watercolour on paper

GULLY, John;

The Bealey Valley

1879, 600 x 1226mm, Watercolour on paper

LLOYD, Henry Grant;

Mounts Kimberley and Pembroke, Milford Sound

1884, 450 x 660mm, Watercolour on paper

O'BRIEN, George;

Auckland, The North Head from Cheltenham Beach

c.1887, 305 x 405mm, Watercolour on paper

VAN DER VELDEN, Petrus;

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River

1893, 590 x 900mm, Oil on canvas

NERLI, Girolamo;

Untitled (Sunrise)

1903, 285 x 555mm, Oil on canvas

FRISTRÖM, Edward;

An Auckland Wharf

c.1910, 220 x 305mm, Oil on board

O'KEEFFE, Alfred Henry;

Blueskin Bay, Dunedin

c.1910, 220 x 300mm, Oil on board

BURGE, Maude;

Portrait of Lady Fergusson

c.1920, 540 x 650mm, Oil on canvas

LOVELL-SMITH, Rata;

Canterbury Landscape

c.1925, 342 x 442mm, Oil on canvas on board

SUTTON, Bill;

Down the Valley

1944, 320 x 470mm, Watercolour on paper

WELCH, Nugent;

Land Breeze

c.1940, 395 x 500mm, Oil on canvas

LEE-JOHNSON, Eric;

Ridge in the Waitākere Ranges

1947, 365 x 545mm, Watercolour on paper

EISE, Ida;

Still Life — Lasiandra

c.1945, 490 x 390mm, Oil on canvas

TAYLOR, Ernest Mervyn;

Beachcombers

1956, 375 x 560mm, Watercolour on paper

TURNER, Dennis Knight;

Untitled

1960, 380 x 320mm, Ink and watercolour on paper

HANLY, Pat;

Garden Awake

1970, 1220 x 1200mm, Oil and enamel on board

DRAWBRIDGE, John Alexander;

Waikaremoana

1981, 775 x 580mm, Watercolour on paper

SIDDELL, Peter;

Harbour Shadow

1984, 790 x 1200mm, Acrylic on board

BINNEY, Don;

Winter, Maungaroa

1981, 710 x 990mm, Charcoal and crayon on paper

The Fletcher Trust Collection is one of the largest curated private collections of Aotearoa art. The Trust makes works available online as well as via exhibitions initiated by public art institutions and by the Trust itself.

The Fletcher Trust
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Auckland 1142
New Zealand

curator@fletchertrust.co.nz

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