Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Painting of a mission station and village (2nd of 2)

Painting of a mission station and village

About 20 years after taking his 1865 photograph, Kinder painted this watercolour of the same scene. He made the presence of God’s spirit in the New Zealand landscape more explicit, adding a rainbow which arches over the chapel and lands in a Māori village.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Watercolour by John Kinder

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - A Romantic landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/14393/painting-of-a-mission-station-and-village (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007