Kōrero: Landscapes – overview

‘A waterfall in the Otira Gorge’

‘A waterfall in the Otira Gorge’

Artist Petrus van der Velden emigrated from the Netherlands to New Zealand in 1890. He was fascinated by the changing weather and torrential rainstorms of the Ōtira district, on the western side of the Southern Alps. This 1891 painting is one of the earliest in his ‘Ōtira series’ of more than 20 pictures.

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Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Oil painting by Petrus van der Velden

Permission of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Formation of landscapes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/12973/a-waterfall-in-the-otira-gorge (accessed 5 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015