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This auction is for the fabulous print of ‘Wellington from Brooklyn- across Te Aro and Thorndon’, 1861 by Charles Decimus Barraud.

This limited edition print number 350 was issued by the Alexander Turnbull Endowment Trust board in 1967.

Born in Surrey, England, in 1822, Charles Barraud was educated at Camberwell and after serving his apprenticeship to a chemist and druggist in Southampton, spent some time in that business. In 1849, at Southampton, Barraud married Sarah Maria Style, by whom he had five sons and two daughters. Shortly after his marriage, in the same year, he and his wife emigrated to New Zealand on board the Pilgrim. Arriving in Wellington, he was in business as a chemist in Lambton Quay till 1887, when the misfortune of having his premises burned down caused him to retire.

From his youth Barraud had displayed artistic talent, and for the first 26 years of his life in New Zealand he travelled widely in his spare time over a large area of the North and South Islands, sketching in the various provinces, and recording his impressions of the attractions of New Zealand. Many of these sketches he worked up to a larger scale, and the climax of this activity came in 1875 when he decided to sail to England to take advice on the publication of his work, ‘New Zealand, Graphic and Descriptive’ in 1877.

Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and became its first president, holding that office until his death in 1897.

Dimensions (approx.):
Frame: Height = 63.4 cm, Width = 79.3 cm
Print: Height = 34 cm, Width = 51.3 cm

Framed under glass in a quality frame with cream and brown matt framing.

Excellent condition.

I am moving house and in order to downsize, I need to reduce my collection of quality art work built up over many years. You might like to look at my other listings which include similar and/or related items.

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