Pictorialists such as George Chance were influenced by Japanese prints, with their strong graphic qualities and simplified picture elements. Here Mt Egmont/Taranaki recalls Japan's Mt Fuji, and the wind-shaped trees resemble those often seen in Japanese art. It may be no coincidence that Chance had in fact spent time in Japan.


  • Title: Mount Egmont
  • Creator: George Chance (photographer)
  • Date Created: circa 1925
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Physical Dimensions: Image: 189mm (height), 237mm (length), Support: 456mm (height), 406mm (length)
  • Provenance: Purchased 1984 with Ellen Eames Collection funds
  • Subject Keywords: Mountains, Snow, Trees, Clouds, Croplands, Taranaki, Mount, Pictorialist
  • Rights: No Known Copyright Restrictions
  • External Link: Te Papa Collections Online
  • Medium: black and white photograph, gelatin silver print
  • Support: paper
  • Depicted Location: Taranaki, Mount
  • Registration ID: O.003296

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