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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

COOTE, Major Henry Joseph 1819–1867

COOTE, Major Henry Joseph 1819–1867

Born London, served with army in India under Sir Charles Napier; in New Zealand as Brigade Major 1852–58. On retiring from army 1861 returned to New Zealand and took up land in the Wairarapa; page 74 was Member of the Legislative Council 1865–67. Exhibited NZ Exhibition Dunedin 1865 winning a bronze medal for “excellent sketches of New Zealand scenery.” His work is reproduced in Farms and Stations of New Zealand, by Guy H. Scholefield. Portraits by Coote of Te Rauparaha and of Rangihaeata were engraved by T. Bluett and published by S. Tegg, Sydney.