Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909

A Hamburg-born artist. He was resident in New Zealand between 1898 and 1905. In December 1899 a chromolithograph portrait of his was reproduced in the New Zealand Graphic. Listed as an Auckland artist in Wises Post Office directory in 1900. Worked in Auckland, Taupo, Wanganui and Wellington. He probably returned to Germany in 1905. In 1905 and 1906 two further chromolithographs, both portraits of Maori, were published by the Christchurch Press. In 1907, in Germany, he published Te Tohunga, a collection of Maori legends which he had compiled and illustrated in art nouveau style. He died in Hamburg.

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Date: 1887-1958 From: Scholefield, Guy Hardy, 1877-1963 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0212-C/03A Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s) (33 letters). Physical Description: Holographs and typescripts Finding Aids: See inventory for a detailed listing of the letters in t...
Date: ca 1905 By: Hamilton, Augustus, 1853-1913; Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: PAColl-7285 Description: Two photographs of Dittmer smoking a pipe seated on a chair which is covered in a kakahu. A copy negative from a print of Dittmer holding a palette and surr...
Date: 1905 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909; Presants, Philip Robert, 1867-1942; Christchurch Press Company Ltd; Weekly press (Newspaper) Ref: C-067-001-a Description: Portrait of Maori chief Te Heuheu V, holding a mere. He is seated in front of an elaborately carved doorway. The oil painting on which this print is based ...
Date: 1898 - 1875 - 1905 - 1877 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: A-255-008 Description: Head and shoulders frontal portrait of Major Kemp in uniform. He is shown with a full beard, and the New Zealand War Medal suspended from his jacket. Appear...
Date: 1898 - 1905 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: A-255-009-2 Description: A page of records of tiki shapes and moko, mostly the moko of women, with two identified as men's. One identified as belonging to Taki Taki, one as Lady Car...
Date: 1905-1908 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: MS-Papers-0371 Description: Mainly concerns the impending publication of Dittmer's Te Tohunga... (Hamburg and London, 1907) in which he was particularly encouraged by Hamilton, Director...
Date: 1898 - 1905 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: A-255-009-1 Description: A page of records of tiki shapes and one of moko. Includes notes Further drawings of moko on reverse, reference number A-255-009-2 Quantity: 1 drawing(s). ...
Date: 1960s From: Beavis, Cyril Denis Archibald, 1911-2000 :Slides of radio, television, personalities, and places By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: PAColl-7715-95 Description: Photographs of illustrations by German artist, Wilhelm Dittmer (1866-1909), for "Te Tohunga", a book of Maori legends. Photographed by Bill Beavis (1911-200...
Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Hawaiki. [London, Routledge, 1907]
From: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Te Tohunga. The ancient legends and traditions of the Maoris, orally collected and pictured by W. Dittmer. London, Routledge, 1907 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: PUBL-0088-095 Description: An imaginative reconstruction to illustrate a legend titled The coming of the Maori, showing the Maori legendary country of origin, Hawaiki, with rocks, pal...
Date: 2 Dec 1907 By: Smith, Stephenson Percy, 1840-1922 Ref: MS-Papers-3443 Description: Letter to W H S Roberts, and note by Roberts referring to W Dittmers `Te Tohunga', dated 2 Dec 1907, New Plymouth Other Titles - Te Tohunga Quantity: 1 fol...
Date: [1905-1911] From: Dominion Museum : Historical material Ref: fMS-Papers-6073-1 Description: Comprises papers relating to the records of the NZ Land Company and the Colonial Office that the latter was prepared to photocopy for New Zealand; correspond...
Dittmer, Wilhelm 1866-1909 :"Mana". Chromo litho by Christchurch Press Co. Ltd; [lithography by] Phil R Presants, from the painting by W. Dittmer. Christchurch, 1905.
Date: 1905 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909; Presants, Philip Robert, 1867-1942; Christchurch Press Company Ltd; Weekly press (Newspaper) Ref: C-067-001 Description: Portrait of Maori chief Te Heuheu V, holding a mere. The oil painting on which this print is based is in the collection of Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand i...
Dittmer, Wilhelm 1866-1909 :The keeper of Pahikaure ... Chromo litho by Christchurch Press Company Ltd ... [lithography by] Phil R Presants ... from the painting by W. Dittmer. [Christchurch] 1906
Date: 1906 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909; Christchurch Press Company Ltd; Weekly press (Newspaper); Presants, Philip Robert, 1867-1942 Ref: C-067-002 Description: Portrait of Maori woman Te Rerehau Kahotea (wife of Te Heuheu V) holding the "mere pahikaure", a taonga of the Ngati Tuwharetoa. She wears a feather cloak, t...
Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Maui fishing New Zealand out of the ocean. [London, Routledge, 1907]
From: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Te Tohunga. The ancient legends and traditions of the Maoris, orally collected and pictured by W. Dittmer. London, Routledge, 1907 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: PUBL-0088-049 Description: An imaginative reconstruction to illustrate a legend titled Maui - the creation of New Zealand, showing Maui fishing the North Island up out of the sea. Ext...
Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Maui's fight with the sun. [London, Routledge, 1907]
From: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 :Te Tohunga. The ancient legends and traditions of the Maoris, orally collected and pictured by W. Dittmer. London, Routledge, 1907 By: Dittmer, Wilhelm, 1866-1909 Ref: PUBL-0088-057 Description: An imaginative reconstruction to illustrate a legend titled Maui fighting the sun, showing legendary Maori figure Maui battling with the sun, in the shape of...