ID 202067


Title: A good joke

Artist: Goldie

Size: 40 x 50 cm

Type: Chromolithograph



A must have for any New Zealand interior, Goldie is famous for his extraordinarily realistic portraits of elderly Māori.


We are very excited to have an original cromolithograph produced in the early part of the twentieth century by Goldie, titled "A Good Joke" in our collection.  


About 'A good joke' 

Chromolithography is a unique method for making multi-colour prints and was first developed in the 19th Century. This particular chromolithograph was from an original oil painting held in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Possibly the most well-known Māori portrait by Goldie, this painting was originally titled "All 'e Same t'e Pakeha". It is a portrait of a laughing Te Aho-te-Rangi Wharepu of the Ngati Mahuta tribe of Waikato, New Zealand, wearing a bowler hat, greenstone earrings, a brown jacket and grey waistcoat with a piece of coral in gold attached to a chain across his waistcoat.

Goldie | A good joke


    Titel: A Good Joke

    Artist: Charles Frederick Goldie

    Seize: 40 x 50 cm

    Type: Chromolitograph