Born in Auckland in 1878, Harry Rountree studied with J Steele and Kennett Watkins. He went to London in 1901 where he apparently spent the rest of his life. President of the London Sketch Club, he contributed to the magazines 'Punch' and 'The Sketch' and became a well known illustrator of travel books and children's books, such as 'Alice in Wonderland'.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Harry Rountree from 1994 and in total 7 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 6 (86%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $7,984 for Fisherman of the North sold by Dunbar Sloane in November 2001. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2011. Works by Harry Rountree are held by the Auckland Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery.
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