National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue
John Gully was born at Bath, England, in 1819, and started his career in the designing and draughting department of an iron foundry. Except for a few lessons from a painter named Muller, Gully was a self-made artist. In 1852 he emigrated to New Zealand, and began to carve a living out of the bush near New Plymouth where he met J. C. Richmond. After several years' pioneering and war service, Gully went to Nelson where he became drawing master at the College. For the last decade of his life, he devoted the whole working-day to his art, and painted New Zealand scenery extensively. He died in 1888.
121 MOUNT ARTHUR, MOTUEKA VALLEY (water colour)
Lent by H. H. Tombs, Esq., Wellington
122 BREAKERS ON THE KAIKOURA COAST (water colour)
Lent by the Suter Gallery, Nelson
123 PAEKAKARIKI (water colour)
Lent by the National Art Gallery, Wellington