An image of Landscape (New Zealand)

Nicholas Chevalier

(United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand 09 May 1828 – 15 Mar 1902)

Landscape (New Zealand)

Other titles:
The Ovens River, Victoria
Not on display
Further information

Nicholas Chevalier was born in St Petersburg, the son of a Russian mother and Swiss father. He studied in Lausanne in Switzerland, Munich, London and Rome before arriving in Australia in 1854. Chevalier worked for 'Melbourne Punch', contributed to 'Victoria illustrated', made colour lithographs and exhibited his work, establishing himself as a leading figure in art in Melbourne. He travelled extensively throughout the 1860s, including to New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan, China and India before settling in England in 1870. Edouard Levi Montefiore, the donor of this watercolour to the Gallery, was the brother of Eliezier Levi Montefiore, the Gallery's first Director. He lived in Paris.

[Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005]

pencil, watercolour, white gouache, gum, scraping out
24.4 x 35.1 cm sheet; 39.1 x 48.2 cm sight edge; 44.7 x 53.8 x 2.7 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown watercolour "N Chevalier/ 1868".

Gift of Edouard Levi Montefiore 1901
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