James Robert Hutchings was born on the Isle of Wight in 1872, and arrived in Hobart, Australia with his family in 1883. He worked at painting theatre scenery and moved to Sydney in 1897 where he worked painting scenery at the Tivoli theatre. James Hutchings was a prolific painter in early 1900s. He painted New Zealand landscapes, Sydney Harbour scenes, Blue Mountains landscapes and rural scenes. Many of his paintings were reproduced in postcards in early 1900s.
Our database records art auction sales of works by James Hutchings from 1972 and in total 76 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 43 (57%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,600 for The Heads, Sydney Harbour sold by Deutscher~Menzies in June 2005. This year 2 works have been offered for sale.
James Robert Hutchings is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.
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