A COLONIAL ARTIST AND HIS WORKS.
An Australian artist of mvoh merit, both In his »wn eonntry and also throuphoat New Zsaland, li paying a visit to the West Coast aad Is •nchtnttd with our ■oenery. He ■•*■ that he is mow highly Isapresied with the aeenery on the overland trip from Ohrlstcharoh than any other part of If aw Zealand. It may not !>• quite so grand as some parti and not so wonderful as others, but certainly it ii more beautiful. To-morrow, Wednesday, •ad Thursday there will be on view at Messrs Easson and Go's a very fine collection of this artlat'a work, whioh will bo found well worth inspection. Although the whole collection Is really good, perhaps some of the bast will be fonnd in Vos 1 and 2 "Evening Reflection," a •amp em the Murray, Bouth Australia, and •• Fading Light," on the M«rray in Victoria. The golden lights of an craning iky and a misty softness in the distance and tke oxaotnass of character throughout the whole pioture is th« remit of a painstaking and gifted artist. A camp fire on tke left bank of No 1 Is tor? characteristic of " bashing it." No 3 and 4, " The Bailer River," " Winter," Lake Wakatipo, also show the brushwork of a clever artlii. The oharaoter of New Zealand aeeaory and trathfalness of oolorlng Is frit rate, as is the cloud effects In No 4, Lake Wakatipo. Away in the dUUno are the peaks of Mount Remarkables plarelag the heavy winter clouds. No 6, "Evening," Lake Walkatipu, ia a ehartnIng subject. The sunlight on the western peaks of the distant hills acd the atmos. fherle effects of the rising mists lead happily to good composition. No 11, "Fading Lights of Dying Days ;" No 12, " When The Brenlng Son Had Set," will rank aaong the favorites. Then No 14, " Sunriie in Wctjackct Arm," West Coast < 3owds. Is typical In oharaoter and color of the Sounds under the tnflaenoe of early morolag effeota. No 15, "In Mtlford Sound," is also an effeottve plroe of work. No 19, " Lake Wakatlpu," showing Remarkables in the dlitanee. Nos 23 and 34 arc remarkable for their truthfalness to nature. This artist's wotk has bees commented open by nearly all the leading journals of Aastrahsia, and hat been highly spoken for its trathfalness to nature, and especially the atmospheric perspective, and bold strong work in foreground, Aa Mr Christmas h«i been called away suddenly on business northwards he re grata not beta? able to display his work to so great an advantage as he would have liked to do, but still the works show op rcasarkably well on the walls ot Messrs Season and O/s establishment, where they will be aold by auction on Thursday, at 2 30 p m.
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