Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand

In a series of arresting images by New Zealand's most prolific portrait painter, Gottfried Lindauer, these paintings, revered embodiments of Māori ancestors, document a fascinating and tumultuous era of cross-cultural interactions.
, 'Tamati Waka Nene,' 1889, de Young Museum

Gottfried Lindauer

Tamati Waka Nene, 1889

de Young Museum

, 'Tamati Pirimona Marino,' undated, de Young Museum

Gottfried Lindauer

Tamati Pirimona Marino, undated

de Young Museum

, 'Major Waata Kukutai,' undated, de Young Museum

Gottfried Lindauer

Major Waata Kukutai, undated

de Young Museum