Story: Landscapes – overview

‘Taranaki’ by Christopher Perkins (2 o 2)

‘Taranaki’ by Christopher Perkins

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.

Using this item

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

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - The volcanic region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/12993/taranaki-by-christopher-perkins (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015