Lawrence William Wilson (1850/52-1912)

Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000

Lot Description

Lawrence William Wilson (1850/52-1912), 'Mt Sefton & Hooker Valley', oil on canvas, signed, entitled and dated 1895?, 1050 x 585mm. In original gilt frame, noted on reverse "Tourist Bureau'. Provence: Purchased approximately 60 years ago by our vendors grandfather from a Wellington gallery. Note: New Zealand was the first country to dedicate a government department to tourism. In 1901, the Department of Tourist and Health Resorts (New Zealand Government Tourist Bureau) came into being. Through most of the 20thC, its role was tactical - running hotels and putting together itineraries around New Zealand as well as advertising