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‘Taranaki’ by Christopher Perkins (2nd of 2)

‘Taranaki’ by Christopher Perkins

English artist Christopher Perkins arrived in New Zealand in 1929. He was impressed by how Mt Taranaki (Mt Egmont) dominated the area’s landscape – it reminded him of Mt Fuji in Japan. ‘Taranaki’, painted in 1931, shows the mountain (with a lava dome on the left) towering over a small dairy factory.

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Oil painting by Christopher Edward Perkins

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - The volcanic region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/12993/taranaki-by-christopher-perkins (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015