Description
Pelichet Bay and Lake Logan, Dunedin
Christopher Aubrey
1883
Watercolour
Donated by Mr R.N. Gordon, 1917

It is believed that artist Christopher Aubrey moved around a lot, often painting in exchange for a bed or a meal. Because of this itinerant lifestyle little is known about the man himself. Whilst some aspects of his works show skill in draughtsmanship, other elements such as animals and people appear naïve in style. The Otago Settlers Museum collection of works by Aubrey includes views of Dunedin, Milton, Waihola, the Taieri Plains, and Southland from the 1870s and scenes from Dunedin, Lake Wanaka and Oamaru in the 1880s. Aubrey’s last known South Island work is a view of Fox Glacier in 1888. It appears he then headed to the North Island. The museum holds one North Island work depicting the Rutland Hotel, Wanganui, in 1894.
Maker
Christopher Aubrey
Production Date
1883
Measurements
464 (h) x 993 (h) mm
700 (h) x 1220 (w) mm (mat)

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