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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

William Kinlock Sprott

William Kinlock Sprott

W. K. Sprott, a promising young painter who died in 1893 at the age of 29, specialised in seascapes. He was born in Dunedin and studied at the Canterbury College School of Art. He exercised a great influence over Alfred Walsh, both as an artist and as a man, and Walsh used to say that he had never found another friend to take the place of Sprott. They spent their vacations camping and sketching together at Kaikoura and other places. For some time Sprott was on the staff of the Christchurch School of Art.

285            PACIFIC SURF (oil)

Lent by Mrs Menzies, Christchurch