New Zealand landscapes painted between 1870 and 1900, including major features that have since vanished in a huge volcanic eruption.
The first century of European painting in New Zealand, from Jame Cook’s expeditions to 1868.
On returning from Australia and New Zealand, he painted commissions for Queen Victoria of state occasions, before going back to views of New Zealand.
Swiss, born in Russia, settled in Britain after training in Germany, painted landscapes of Australia and New Zealand.
These tiny community libraries in New Zealand are themselves under threat, but they bring some important lessons from which we can all learn.