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Predicate Object 1993.159 purchased by the New Zealand Specimen Purchase fund, 1993, collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, K6999 1997-05-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-18T14:20:58.928Z 40 tile, portrait of Tuari Netana "one of a series including two Maori Chiefs and two Maori guides, commissioned when the four went to England to meet Queen Victorian" ex Webb's catalogue #271 Portrait tiles made with the photo relief technique are exceptionally rare and generally featured the great and the good of the day – William Gladstone, Queen Victoria, and key military figures from the First World War. The method of rendering photographically generated images on ceramic surfaces to create a three-dimensional image is now something of a lost art. It involved reproducing a fully continuous tone image on a ceramic surface by combining the use of varying mono-chromatic glaze and clay body depths. Its capacity to create a permanent, highly photographic ceramic image was outstanding, and George Cartlidge, now best known for his Morris Ware pottery, was one of the most skilled artists to practice the method. Designed in 1898 As befitting the age of empire the first émaux ombrants portrait George Cartlidge did was Queen Victoria, this was the second, the Prime Minister William Gladstone. tile, portrait
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