National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue
Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902) studied art in Rome and Lausanne and later journeyed extensively in Australia, painting. He was with Neumayer in Gippsland and came to New Zealand about 1865. In 1866 he was exploring and painting in the South Island and later sent some pictures to the Paris Exhibition. The provincial government of Canterbury voted him ₤200 as preliminary expenses for a sketching tour of the Southern Alps, and he showed many of his New Zealand sketches at the International Exhibition in Melbourne, 1867. Returning to England in 1868, he settled in London and painted extensively in oils and water colours, exhibiting regularly in London and Paris.
56 LAKE WAKATIPU (water colour)
57 IN THE UPPER HUTT VALLEY, WELLINGTON (water colour)
Lent by the National Art Gallery, Wellington