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Southern Light: Early Paintings from Aotearoa Entries Invited

By July 26, 2022News

John Barr Clarke Hoyte
Lake Pupuke
c1870
watercolour on paper
245 x 925mm
est $45,000 – $65,000

Following the success of recent curated catalogues such as our incredibly popular auction The Group in May, we are seeking consignments for our forthcoming live auction, Southern Light: Early Paintings from Aotearoa. This thematic auction will take place later this year and present a range of works from the early period of New Zealand art history.

A highlight is John Barr Clarke Hoyte’s Lake Pupuke, c1870. This picturesque watercolour shows early signs of Pākehā settlement, such as agricultural fencing and boats on the lake. The historic panoramic image casts the natural lake-side landscape, now enveloped by the bustling beachside suburb of Takapuna.

The market for New Zealand art has never been stronger than it is now. If you are considering bringing your historical art to market, please contact our specialist team. We would love to hear from you.

Adrienne (AD) Schierning 
Head of Art
ad@webbs.co.nz
+64 27 929 5609 

Tasha Jenkins
Specialist, Art
tasha@webbs.co.nz
+64 22 595 5610 

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