Richard Laishley (1816-97) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Southampton, England in 1816, Richard Laishley studied engraving with Le Cocq, a former pupil of Bartolozzi. He became a congregational pastor, but was also a keen naturalist, and drew the fauna and flora of the New Forest.

The Rev. Laishley moved to New Zealand in 1860, settling in Onehunga until he moved to Melbourne where he lived between 1868 and 1874, after which he returned to New Zealand, and based himself in Thames.

During his time in New Zealand he exhibited with the Auckland Socitey of Arts from 1884 to 1887. His works feature sympathetic and and expertly executed Maori portraits.

In Australia, Laishley exhibited with the Australian Society of Arts and 1879 Sydney Exhibition. His shipboard diaries are in the Turnbull Library and some drawings in the British Natural Science Museum. Laishley died in 1897.

He revisited England between 1883/84 and reired there in 1890. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Maori at Home - Thames
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Maori at Home - Thames
Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm
Contemporary & Traditional New Zealand & European Art, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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Fruit Season Pickers in New Zealand
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Fruit Season Pickers in New Zealand
Oil on canvas, 91 x 70.5 cm
Fine New Zealand Paintings, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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Fruit Season in New Zealand
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Fruit Season in New Zealand
Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 45.5 cm
Fine Art Auction, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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The Greeting, Thames
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The Greeting, Thames
Oil on canvas, 60 x 44 cm
New Zealand & International Fine Art -Day 1, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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