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Portraits of Mr & Mrs William Anthony
Tomika Te Mutu, Chief of the Ngaiterangi Tribe
Rewi Manga Maniapoto, 1882

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Where to buy or sell art works by Gottfried Lindauer

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International Art Centre
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Dunbar Sloane
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Born in Bohemia in 1839, Gottfried Lindauer studied portraiture at the Vienna Academy of Arts. He later returned to Bohemia and taught art from his own studio. An interest in Maoris and a desire to paint their portraits led him to sail to New Zealand in 1873. He travelled around the country painting portraits of prominent Maoris and colonials. His portraits were exhibited in Auckland in 1975 and in London in 1885 at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition. His work is now recognised for its historical importance as being a faithful record of the Maoris of the time.

We have records of art auction sales by Gottfried Lindauer from 1972 and in total 118 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 81 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $920,772 for Portrait of Harawira Te Mahikai, Chief of the Ngati Kahungunu Tribe sold by International Art Centre in March 2023. This year 4 works have been offered for sale. Works by Gottfried Lindauer are held by the Auckland Art Gallery, Suter Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery.

Gottfried Lindauer is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Gil Docking, with additions by Michael Gunn covering 1970-90. Two Hundred Years of New Zealand Painting, David Bateman Ltd., New Zealand, 1990 Page 82
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 150
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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