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Past Sales

Caples River near Lake Wakatipu 1882, unframed
The Lion, Milford Sound 1884, unframed
Southern Landscape with Settlers

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Works on Paper
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Prints & Graphics
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Where to buy or sell art works by Ernest Arthur Chapman

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 21 works for
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A New Zealand artist, Ernest Chapman was born in 1847. He grew up in Wellington, and in 1865 moved with his family to Dunedin. Chapman worked on the land, managing his family's station until 1881 when his father died, and then become a partner in another station. He painted with Charles D. Barraud, whose daughter he married. He exhibited watercolours with the Otago Art Society until 1888 when he moved to Melbourne and became a professional artist.

We have records of art auction sales by Ernest Chapman from 1973 and in total 57 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 45 (79%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,226 for Colonial Mountain Scene sold by International Art Centre in December 2021. This year 2 works have been offered for sale. Works by Ernest Chapman are held by the Museum Of New Zealand.

Ernest Arthur Chapman is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 42
  • 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.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Unknown. We do not have dates of birth and/or death of this artist, or the dates are uncertain.

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