Thomas Ryan was born in England and came to New Zealand in 1865. He was a member of the first All Black team to tour Australia in 1884; and later he also became a champion yachtsman. In 1893 he studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, where he met and befriended C. F. Goldie, whom he later accompanied on sketching tours in Rotorua and Taupo. He also ran a boat ferry service for twenty years in Taupo. It was there he married the daughter of a Maori chief. He spent the last seven years of his life on Great Barrier Island (Hauraki Gulf).
The total number of works by Ian Kingstone offered for sale by auction since 1992 is 124, of which 73 (59%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,651 for Games People Play II sold by Webb's in February 2008. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021.
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