Story: Heaphy, Charles

Mt Taranaki (Egmont) by Charles Heaphy, 1840

Painting of Mount Taranaki (Egmont)

This watercolour was among the paintings Charles Heaphy produced while in the service of the New Zealand Company as a draughtsman and surveyor. Although topographically inaccurate, the striking originality of the painting has made it one of the unforgettable images of New Zealand art.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-025-008
Watercolour by Charles Heaphy

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Michael Fitzgerald. 'Heaphy, Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)