jan 1, 1890 - Tamati Waka Nene
Materials: Oil on canvas
Artist's Name: Gottfried Lindauer
Location: New Zealand
Key Points: After a person has died their portrait may be hung on the walls of family homes and in the wharenui (the central building of a community center), to be spoken to, wept over, and cherished by people with genealogical connections to them. Even when portraits like this one, kept in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery, are absent from their families, the stories woven around them keep them alive and present (he was a celebrated leader).
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