Rix Carlton is a name used by Herbert Cole on some of New Zealand landscapes. Cole was born on the Isle of Wight in 1890, and came to New Zealand as a child. He later studied at the Slade School in London and became known as a mural painter and surgical artist, illustrating medical text books. He was employed at the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup during the First World War, where he painted a series of watercolours of disfigured soldiers undergoing treatment. These are housed at the Royal College of Surgeons, London and in the Hocken Library, Dunedin. Cole also painted a number of New Zealand landscapes, which he signed 'Rix Carlton'.
The total number of works by Rix Carlton offered for sale by auction since 1986 is 184, of which 129 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,435 for The Haddon Hall 1872 sold by FishersOnlineArt/ Fishers Fine Arts in October 1994. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Rix Carlton are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery and Art Gallery of NSW.
aka Herbert Cole Carlton is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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