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Kincaid, Kaikoura, April 5 1864 - Homestead of W. Busk (early settler) with cattle, pet cats and dogs
Mount Egmont, 1870
Summer Landscape

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Works on Paper
Sold 66 works for
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Where to buy or sell art works by James Crowe Richmond

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 18 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 24 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 11 works for

Born in London in 1822, James Richmond trained as an engineer before arriving in New Zealand in 1851. He returned to England in 1854, married and in 1857 brought his wife back to New Zealand where he entered politics, becoming Native Minister. After the death of his wife in 1873 he spent seven years painting in Switzerland and the Tyrol, and working on a railway construction in Algeria. Known mainly as a watercolourist, he exhibited with the Otago Art Society from 1882.

We have records of art auction sales by James Richmond from 1976 and in total 100 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 69 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $16,000 for Lake Warau, New Zealand sold by Leonard Joel in April 1986. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by James Richmond are held by the Museum Of New Zealand, Suter Art Gallery and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

James Crowe Richmond is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Gil Docking, with additions by Michael Gunn covering 1970-90. Two Hundred Years of New Zealand Painting, David Bateman Ltd., New Zealand, 1990 Page 46
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 212
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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