Wairau River original oil early NZ artist Paul Wren HT Garratt
Paul Wren signature original oil nz
Paul Wren oil in original frame NZ
Early NZ original oil by HT Garratt Paul Wren NZ
Paul Wren original oil Wairau River NZ
Wairau River Paul Wren oil painting NZ
Well known NZ artist HT Garratt signed Paul Wren original oil
back of original frame Paul Wren Oil NZ
Original frame and paper of Paul Wren oil painting NZ
HT Garratt original oil painting signed Paul Wren NZ

H T Garratt (Paul Wren) Wairau River Original Oil

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In it's original oak frame, 'Wairau River' oil on board by early New Zealand artist H T Garratt. Minor damage commensurate with age. 
Henry Thomas Garratt (1875-1953)is a well known early New Zealand artist, born and based in Auckland.  His favourite subject matter was the New Zealand landscape, a hugely successful artist, attributed to painting more than 3000 landscapes during his professional career.  His popular paintings sold throughout New Zealand between approximately 1905 to mid 1930s. Interestingly though his signature appears on very few of his paintings, rather he was known to have painted under numerous pseudonyms, the most widely known being De Ritz and Paul Wren. One newspaper review of the time remarks "Mr De Ritz is an artist who paints nature very faithfully and with scrupulous regard for detail. The water scenes are very fine, and in all his works he attains a degree of perfection which marks him out as an artist of very superior gifts" 
An immensely interesting artist with a fascinationg history, which is why, perhaps, his paintings are becoming more sought after.
Including frame 825H x 440W