James Crowe Richmond (1822-98) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in London in 1822, James Richmond trained as an engineer before arriving in New Zealand in 1851. He returned to England in 1854, married and in 1857 brought his wife back to New Zealand where he entered politics, becoming Native Minister. After the death of his wife in 1873 he spent seven years painting in Switzerland and the Tyrol, and working on a railway construction in Algeria. Known mainly as a watercolourist, he exhibited with the Otago Art Society from 1882. Richmond died in 1898. His work is represented in the National Art Gallery, Wellington and in the Turnbull and Hocken libraries. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Lake Warau, New Zealand
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Lake Warau, New Zealand
Watercolour, 47 x 75.5 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings21A$3,351 N/A
Works on Paper5220A$16,000 N/A

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