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The Reading, The Artist's Wife and Daughter. Together with three landscape studies by the artist
Tree Fellers Near Oamaru
British Countryside

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Where to buy or sell art works by Edward Augustus Gifford

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International Art Centre
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Dunbar Sloane
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Born in London in 1819, Edward Gifford trained as an architect, and studied art at the Royal Academy School, winning a gold medal in his final year. A number of his works were hung in a the Royal Academy Exhibitions from 1842 to 1870. He arrived in New Zealand in 1877 and lived first in Oamaru, the later in Auckland and Napier, before returning to Oamaru where he lived the rest of his life. A painter of genre, portrait studies and landscapes, using oils and watercolours, Gifford exhibited widely in New Zealand. His work is represented in major New Zealand galleries.

In our database, 24 works by Edward Gifford are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1988, of which 18 (75%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $14,960 for The Homestead, Otekaieke Near Kurow, North Otago sold by Webb's in August 1993. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Edward Gifford are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.

Edward Augustus Gifford 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 90
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 95

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