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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

James Crowe Richmond

James Crowe Richmond

J. C. Richmond was born in London in 1822. Before leaving for New Zealand in 1851, he had shown great ability as a landscape painter although he had had very little teaching. The Richmond family bought farm sections near New Plymouth where they felled the bush and built their houses. After the Maori War in 1859 Richmond lived in Nelson and Auckland, and became editor of the Nelson Examiner. Later he joined the Stafford Government as Commissioner of Customs and Stamp Duties and (informally) as Minister for Native Affairs from 1866-69, the last Maori War occurring during his term of office. After nine years in Europe he again returned to New Zealand, and died at Otaki in 1898.

259            DETRIBALISED NATIVES, TARANAKI (pencil)

260            JUNCTION OF THOMAS AND PORTER (water colour)

261            RIVER CLARENCE, BRIDLE TRACK, NELSON, 1864 (water colour)

Lent by the National Art Gallery, Wellington