Frank Barnes

(18591941 ) - Artworks
BARNES Frank Hmnzs Achilles & Hmnzs Leander

International Art Centre /Apr 10, 2013
649.14 - 1,298.28
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Frank Barnes - H.m.s New Zealand

Frank Barnes - H.m.s New Zealand

Original 1916
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Lot number: 55
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Frank Barnes 1859 - 1941 H.M.S New Zealand Oil on board 45.0 x 62.0 Signed, inscribed & dated 1916 more info... The Marama and Maheno were the poster ships of New Zealand's First World War effort. Until 1915 these steamers had carried passengers on the Tasman route. As casualties mounted at Gallipoli, the government aided by a massive public fund raising campaign - converted them into state-of-the-art floating hospitals.
Frank Barnes - Hms New Zealand

Frank Barnes - Hms New Zealand

Original 1914
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Lot number: 188
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FRANK BARNES (NEW ZEALAND, 1859–1941) HMS New Zealand Oil on board Signed and dated 1914 lower right Titled lower centre Inscribed “Off Sinclair Head / on her first visit / to Wellington / April 13th 1918” lower left 49 x 74cm Provenance Watson’’s Auctions, NZ, 18 May 2010, lot 285 Frank Barnes, one of New Zealand’’s most prolific and treasured maritime artists. He has... More FRANK BARNES (NEW ZEALAND, 1859–1941) HMS New Zealand Oil on board Signed and dated 1914 lower right Titled lower centre Inscribed “Off Sinclair Head / on her first visit / to Wellington / April 13th 1918” lower left 49 x 74cm Provenance Watson’’s Auctions, NZ, 18 May 2010, lot 285 Frank Barnes, one of New Zealand’’s most prolific and treasured maritime artists. He has extreme significance in the history of New Zealand maritime art because of the length of his career that spanned the transition from sail to steam power. His painting career lasted forty years with eighty of his works identified in New Zealand. He painted ships he saw from the time he arrived (believed to have jumped ship in Wellington) in the 1890s. His earliest works dating from 1899 and the most recent recorded as 1940. He painted from memory with considerable accuracy. His oil paintings featured a range of vessels, from the Wellington harbour tug Toia to the Royal Navy cruiser HMS New Zealand and coastal traders to ocean going passenger liners that passed through the Wellington Heads where he lived in a muster’’s hut and painted vessels from the window.
Frank Barnes - S. S. Waiwera Leaving Wellington With The 2nd Nz Contingent For S. Africa, Jan 20th 1900. Escort Of Steamers Returning To Port

Frank Barnes - S. S. Waiwera Leaving Wellington With The 2nd Nz Contingent For S. Africa, Jan 20th 1900. Escort Of Steamers Returning To Port

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Lot number: 79
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Frank Barnes (1859-1941) S. S. Waiwera Leaving Wellington with the 2nd NZ Contingent for S. Africa, Jan 20th 1900. Escort of Steamers Returning to Port oil on board signed ````FRANK BARNES```` (lower left); inscribed with title and individual vessel````s identified (lower centre) 61 x 91cm PROVENANCE with Cordy````s Auckland, 6 August 2007 (lot 51) Private collection, Auckland
Frank Barnes - Hmnzs Achilles & Hmnzs Leander

Frank Barnes - Hmnzs Achilles & Hmnzs Leander

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Lot number: 111
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Frank Barnes 1859 - 1941 HMNZS Achilles & HMNZS Leander Oil on board 25.0 x 56.0 Signed more info... HMNZS Achilles was a Leander-class light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War. She became famous for her part in the Battle of the River Plate. HMNZS Leander was a light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy during World War II. She was the lead ship of a class of eight ships, the Leander-class light cruiser and was initially named HMS Leander.
Frank Barnes - Tss Maori Off Sinclair Head, Wellington

Frank Barnes - Tss Maori Off Sinclair Head, Wellington

Original 1911
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Lot number: 241
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241. Frank Barnes - TSS Maori off Sinclair Head, Wellington Oil on board 50.0 x 77.0 Signed, inscribed & dated 1911 more info... Please note this is a late entry and is not included in the printed catalogue (online only). Lot 100p. All late entries will be offered directly after Lot 100. Little is known about Frank Barnes although he is one of New Zealand's most prolific maritime artists. Believed to have jumped ship he lived in Wellington during the late 1890s before moving to the Hutt Valley where he worked as a shepherd and boundary rider for the Riddiford family. As a boundary rider he would have checked the 7,000 acre farm owned by the Riddifords between the Wainuiomata and Mukamuka Rivers as well as the Te Awaiti Block on the East Coast which covered 30,000 acres. He worked and lived alone in a station hut near Turakirae Head, Palliser Bay, where it is said that he trained sheep dogs. In his leisure time he painted the ships that passed through the Wellington Heads. The few stories known about the artist describe him as a loner and binge drinker, who painted ship portraits to pay for drink on his few trips to town. His heavy drinking could have contributed to his move to the isolated Orongorongo Station. During the 1890s Frank lived on Hawker Street, Mt Victoria where he was commissioned to paint the Union Steam Ship Company vessel Takapuna, by her engineer, George Robinson. The painting was inherited by his grandson Graeme Smith who had been enthralled by the painting as a young boy. Graeme asked for the painting and enquired about the artist. He remembered his grandfather saying 'Frank is always drunk but he paints good ships' There is another story that the locals would purchase paintings down at the Hutt and Wellington pubs where Frank could also be persuaded to accept commission work. He worked in oils and occasionally painted on feathers or eggs. His paintings include a range of vessels from the Wellington harbour tug 'Toia' to the Royal Navy cruiser 'HMS New Zealand', coastal traders to passenger liners. Frank Barnes died in Wellington Hospital on 27 April 1941 from hypostatic pneumonia after fracturing his arm. He is buried in Taita Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Download late entry supplement, PDF (456KB)
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