Edward William Payton (1859-1944) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in England in 1859, Edward Payton studied in Birmingham and arrived in Australia in about 1882, moving to New Zealand the following year. Here he embarked on sketching excursions, recording many of these in his publication in 1888 of 'Round About New Zealand'. He was appointed the first Principal of the Elam School of Art in 1890 from which he retired in 1924. Payton died in 1944. His work is represented in the Auckland City and Bishop Suter art galleries and in the Turnbull and Hocken libraries Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Ohinemutu, Lake Rotorua
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Ohinemutu, Lake Rotorua
Oil on canvas, 75 x 126 cm
Important Early & Rare New Zealand Paintings - 19th Century, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings108A$27,550 N/A
Works on Paper3016A$3,555 A$629
Prints & Graphics10A$362 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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