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Charles Blomfield : his life and times

Author: Muriel Williams
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Hodder and Stoughton, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Blomfield is remembered chiefly for his paintings of the Pink and White Terraces before they were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera. But he was an avid explorer, and travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand "taking" pictures much as a photographer would today. He has left many beautiful paintings and sketches of the wild New Zealand landscape as he found it in the span of more than sixty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Blomfield; Charles Blomfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Williams
ISBN: 0340236663 9780340236666
OCLC Number: 6862724
Notes: Includes index.
Reprinted 1980.
Description: x, 188 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Emigration, 1862-1874 --
Exploration, 1875-1885 --
Eruption, 1886 --
New landscapes, 1887-1893 --
The autumn years, 1893-1926.
Responsibility: Muriel Williams.

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"Charles Blomfield is remembered chiefly for his paintings of the Pink and White Terraces before they were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera. But he was an avid explorer, and travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand "taking" pictures much as a photographer would today. He has left many beautiful paintings and sketches of the wild New Zealand landscape as he found it in the span of more than sixty years, 1862 to 1926, and these paintings are now being recognised as an important part of our heritage ..." -- Inside front cover.

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