James Edward Fitzgerald (1818-96) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in 1818, James Fitzgerald arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand from England in 1850. Founder of two newspapers 'Lyttelton Times' (1851) and 'Christchurch Press' (1861) he had a number of public service appointments before becoming member for Christchurch in the House of Representatives. He retired from politics in 1867 and became Comptroller and Auditor General until his death in 1896. Fitzgerald's pen and ink drawings and watercolours of the early Canterbury settlement are housed in the Canterbury Museum Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Takahe Hotel, Christchurch
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Takahe Hotel, Christchurch
Watercolour, 33 x 50 cm
New Zealand and Foreign Paintings, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings21A$1,978 N/A
Works on Paper31A$3,072 N/A
Prints & Graphics10A$331 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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