Matthew Thomas Clayton (1831-1922) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in England in Selsey Sussex in 183 and was educated at Northgate Chichester Boarding School.,

In 1844 he was apprenticed to the sea and joined the ship "London" but in 1846 was transferred to the 'Statesman" on which he served until 1850. In 1850 he became Second Officer on the 'Simla' and after serving on other vessles became master of the "Kent" in 1856.In 1861 he arrived in New Zealand and joined the New Zealand Insurance Company as Marine Surveyor.

He was a keen artist and his works are represented in several public collections,

He died in 1922. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Coastal Trader, c. 1900
Oil, 35 x 73 cm
Art Auction, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings63A$1,398 N/A

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