Nov 14, 2019 - Sale 2524

Sale 2524 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
39 1/2x25 inches, 100 1/4x 63 1/2 cm. N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch.
Condition A-: small replaced loss in upper right corner; minor repaired tears at edges.
Holmwood was a New Zealand artist who began working for the New Zealand Railways Advertising Studio when he was just 14 years old, and continued with them through 1938. During his tenure, he designed a number of posters, most of which were landscapes. He taught art at the Wellington technical school and dedicated most of his time to painting after the Second World War. Here, he depicts an almost impressionistic view of the waterways and landscape of New Zealand's Fiordland (Southwest of New Zealand's South Island). New Zealand p. 122.