Born in England in 1830, Thomas Cane trained as an architect before arriving in New Zealand in 1874 to be the Canterbury Provincial Architect. On the abolition of the provinces in 1876, he remained in Christchurch as an architect. He was also known for his watercolour landscapes, mainly around the Banks Peninsula, notably Akaroa Harbour, and he exhibited in the South Island from 1881.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Thomas Cane from 1994 and in total 22 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 20 (91%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $5,409 for Port Lyttelton, NZ sold by Dunbar Sloane in May 2003. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Thomas Cane are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery.
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