John Philemon Backhouse (1845-1908) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in England in 1845, John P Backhouse moved to New Zealand where he served in the armed constabulary. He painted in the thermal areas, and many of his sketchbooks are in the Turnbull library. Backhouse died in 1908. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Maori Chief
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Maori Chief
Oil on shell, 18 x 15 cm
Fine New Zealand & European Paintings, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings4433A$6,048 A$2,134
Works on Paper11A$1,818 N/A
Objects3131A$9,376 N/A

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