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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

ANSCOMBE, Eliza (Mrs G. Stewart) 1872–1934

ANSCOMBE, Eliza (Mrs G. Stewart) 1872–1934

Born in Eastbourne, Sussex, sister of architect Edmund Anscombe. Her family set out for New Zealand when she was two years old and settled in Dunedin. Educated at Caversham School and taught painting by J. D. Perrett and Peter Power, later by L. W. Wilson. Listed as Dunedin artist 1892–93 in Wise's. In 1895 married Gilbert Stewart, farmer of Warepa, Otago. She made drawings and painted in oils; her subjects landscapes and flowers. Exhibited with OAS 1891–94. Oils of Otago subjects are in Hocken.