(1848 - 1926)
Charles Blomfield was active/lived in New Zealand. Charles Blomfield is known for painting.
Biography Charles Blomfield
Charles Blomfield (1848-1926)
Has long been recognized as the most popular early New Zealand painter of the Pink and White Terraces. Blomfiled first saw the Terraces during a camping trip in December 1875, and commented that they were exceedingly beautiful and graceful. Returning in 1885 he spent six weeks documenting the Terraces and surrounding landscape in a series of oil paintings. It was reported that by September 1885 orders for paintings had been received and completed from throughout Europe, America, Australia and other places. Early on the morning of 10 June 1886, Mount Tarawera erupted, burying the terraces. Blomfield was heartbroken and decided to see the devastation for himself. He returned to the area in October an
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