|ARTIST:||John Tiffin Stewart|
|DATES:||New Zealand 1827 - 1913|
|TITLE:||On the Wanaganui River about 69-70 miles above Wanganui|
|MEDIUM:||Pen, pencil and wash on paper|
|SIZE:||16.4 x 29.8 cm|
Signed, dated November 1st 1885 lower left
Title inscribed verso
John Tiffin Stewart
Scotland 1827 - 1913
Stewart was born in Rothesay, Scotland. He was trained as civil engineer under Professor Rankine and under Messrs. Gordon and Hill, and also Bell and Miller.
In 1852 being a qualified civil engineer, he resolved to try his fortune abroad and emigrated to Melbourne, where he worked for three years. He then came to New Zealand and soon was appointed to the Government Service.
In 1857 he traversed and mapped the Manawatu River from the sea to the Gorge and its tributaries, the Oroua and the Pohangina, from their junctions with the Manawatu to their mountain gorges.
He was of tireless energy and it was said that he would think nothing of wrapping his papers in an oil sheet, putting his swag on his back and walking along the coast from Wanganui to Wellington and back when necessary.
He was a liberal patron of fine arts and had a flair for painting and sketching
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