Attrib. Rev. John Kinder (1919-1903) Watercolour, St. Martin's Church, Cologne
DescriptionAttributed to the Reverend John Kinder, a New Zealand Anglican clergyman, teacher, artist and photographer. Here he depicts the Great St. Martin's Church is Cologne from the river. Delicately captured with faint graphite outline and washes of watercolour. We have attributed the work to John Kinder due to the initials at the lower right and various labels and inscriptions on the reverse. Signed. On wove.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including discolouration and foxing. Mount burn also visible.
22.2 x 17cm (8.7" x 6.7")Framed Size: 29.9 x 24.7cm (11.8" x 9.7")
Kinder was born in London in 1819, the oldest surviving child of a wealthy merchant and his second wife. In 1838 Kinder attended Cambridge University originally studying Mathematics but Classics and Theology were where his true interests lay. Kinder received his Anglican priesthood in 1845 and became an ordained deacon in 1846. Kinder began his journey to New Zealand in July 1955. In December 1859, at Te Papa in Tauranga, Kinder married Marianne Celia Brown. The couple had no children of their own, but they adopted Kinder's youngest brother's children after he was murdered in 1865.
While most of Kinder's life was devoted to theology and education, he became known after his death as an artist and photographer. Most of his work centred around landscape and architectural portraits. He is particularly known for his water colour paintings. One of his most well known photographic works was the portrait of Wiremu Tamihana, which was used as the front cover of the 1864 book, The Maori King by John Gorst. Kinder's photographs of Parnell in the 1860s have been preserved as a historical record of colonial Auckland. His works as an artist and photographer have only been exhibited on a few occasions. They were first shown in 1871 and again 1873 by the Auckland Society of Artists of which Kinder was a founding member.
Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
|Artist||Attrib. Rev John Kinder (1819-1903)|
|Dimensions||22.2 x 17cm|
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