Saturday, May 7, 2011

William Henry Raworth

William Henry Raworth

born 1821 Nottingham, England
arrived Lyttelton on the "Sir George Seymour", 17 December 1850 with his wife Elizabeth Raworth.

died 11 August 1904, "Wyoming", Bishopscourt, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

Mt Cook Glacier
attributed to William Henry Raworth
Photographer unknown

He exhibited his work in Christchurch on several occasions during the late 1860s and early 1870s. After returning to England in the early 1870s, he settled in Australia, returning to New Zealand occasionally.

Early on Thursday morning Mr, W. H. Raworth, the well-known artist, died at his residence, Wyoming, Bishopscourt, Randwick. Mr. Raworth was born at Nottingham, England in 1821, and his long life of over 83 years was devoted to his brush. He was both nephew and son-in-law of the famous English artist, John Linnell, having married his cousin, Miss Linnell, whose death occurred some 24 years ago. Mr. Raworth's second marriage was with the youngest daughter of the late Captin (sic) J. S. Lovett, harbourmaster at Newcastle, N S.W. The collection of paintings he has left in the possession of his widow represents not only the charming lake scenery of England, Scotland, and Wales, but a rare and historic collection of sea and landscapes painted here, in the neighbouring States, and in New Zealand from the time of his first visit in the early fifties till the present day. His brush was laid aside a day only before his death.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 12 August 1904

Her Excellency Lady Northcote has purchased two historical views of Sydney - water colour paintings of "Captain Cook's Landing Place" and "The Gap," by the late Mr. W. H. Haworth. Her Excellency has signified her intention of purchasing others of the beautiful collection that still remain of this artist's works, upon her return to Sydney.
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW) Teusday 11 October 1904

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