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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

GREEN, Rev. William Spotswood

GREEN, Rev. William Spotswood

The London Graphic 29 July 1882 contained two pages of Green's sketches of Southern Alps country. He was a friend of von Haast page 111 who took some of his paintings to England in 1884. Green was the first person to climb Mount Cook; was to within 20 feet of the summit before being forced back. He then went on a short climbing and presumably sketching tour of Lake Wakatipu and Mount Earnslaw, which he climbed, with W. M. Hodgkins and Dr J. H. Scott. Green's High Alps of New Zealand was published in 1883. Turnbull has a wash drawing, “Head of Tasman Glacier, 1882”.