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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BOCK, William Rose 1847–1932

BOCK, William Rose 1847–1932

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, 6th January: son of Thomas Bock a famous engraver and portrait painter. Took designing and engraving lessons from his father, was well known as a designer of crests, seals and illuminated addresses. Came to New Zealand 1868, set up the Wellington firm of Bock & Cousins, which published Featon's The Art Album of New Zealand Flora 1889.