Story: Blomfield, Charles

Oil painting of the White Terraces, Lake Rotomahana, by Charles Blomfield, 1888

Oil painting of the White Terraces, Lake Rotomahana, by Charles Blomfield, 1888

Charles Blomfield had painted the Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana before they were destroyed or submerged in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. He subsequently copied and sold earlier works to meet the popular demand for them.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-472
Oil Painting by Charles Blomfield

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How to cite this page:

Muriel Williams. 'Blomfield, Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993, updated July, 2015. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2b28/blomfield-charles (accessed 23 July 2018)