European Paintings from the Collection

4 November 2006 - 18 March 2007

The exhibition Cream presents a rich confection of European paintings drawn from the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Founded in 1884, the Dunedin gallery is the oldest public art gallery in New Zealand and has one of the finest collections of European art in the country. The works in Cream span the realms of space, time and subject, ranging from Jacopo del Casentino’s spiritually charged mid 14th century Florentine panel paintings, to Englishman Stanley Spencer’s seemingly benign but spiritually suggestive mid 20th century back yard garden scene. In between sit many of the public’s all-time favourite works, including William Dobson’s smoulderingly dark portrait of the cavalier Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, Tissot’s mysteriously hypnotic Waiting for the Tain, Monet’s cool La Débâcle and Eden Box’s adorable sea-side frolic in The Beach.

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