Augustus Earle in New Zealand: An Early Colonial Artistic Perspective

  • Paul Moon

Abstract

This article surveys the events and individuals encountered by the English artist Augustus Earle (1793 -1838) during his visit to New Zealand in 1827-8. Through his paintings, Earle offers one of the first comprehensive European artistic impressions of parts of New Zealand and its inhabitants prior to the onset of large-scale British colonisation. Many of his conclusions and perspectives were unavoidably subjective, but they at least offer a glimpse into one person’s impression of the country at this time.

Published
2015-02-10
How to Cite
Moon, P. (2015). Augustus Earle in New Zealand: An Early Colonial Artistic Perspective. Te Kaharoa, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v3i1.118
Section
Articles