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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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Christopher Edward Perkins
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