Richard Aldworth Oliver (1811-89) New Zealand

Biographical Information

An English naval officer and watercolorist, Richard Oliver was born in 1811. He visited New Zealand while surveying the Pacific region from 1847 to 1851 in the 'HMS Fly'. He painted and sketched the local landscapes and Maoris. Lithographs were made from some of these and published in 'Lithographic Drawings from Sketches in New Zealand' produced in England in 1852. Oliver died in 1889. His work is represented in the Turnbull Library Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Group Outside a Tent, Pomare's Pah, Bay of Islands, 1851
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Group Outside a Tent, Pomare's Pah, Bay of Islands, 1851
Watercolour, 36 x 52 cm
Fine New Zealand Paintings, Mossgreen-Webb's (formerly Webb's), Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Works on Paper4628A$78,953 N/A
Prints & Graphics32A$1,243 N/A

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