Marshall John Claxton (1813-81) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in England in 1813, Claxton studied at the Royal Academy School, London. He arrived in Australia in 1850 and arranged an exhibition of his paintings, but because of indifferent success he soon departed for India. During his stay in Australia he executed a commission from Queen Victoria to paint a 'General View of the Harbour and City of Sydney'. He also painted a portrait of the last Queen of the Aboriginals. Claxton died in 1881. His work is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Ruth and Naomi
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Ruth and Naomi
Oil on canvas, 126 x 101 cm
The Collection of Sir Leon and Lady Trout, Christies, Brisbane.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings93A$35,200 N/A

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