1880, 350 x 580mm, Watercolour on paper
Details about Christopher Aubrey’s life have always been sketchy; there is even uncertainty about his first name, which may have been Charles. He seems to have painted throughout most of Aotearoa, working in Otago and Southland during the 1870s. In 1880 and 1881, he exhibited from Invercargill in the Melbourne International exhibition. He was in Wellington from 1888 to 1889, in the Whanganui, Manawatū and Wairarapa regions during the 1890s, and in the Tāmaki Makaurau area by 1898.