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Charles Nathaniel WORSLEY, RBA, (1880-1923):
Worsley arrived in New Zealand from England and settled in Gisborne. He exhibited for many years with art societies in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch travelling frequently to Europe, where he died during a visit to Brescia. His watercolours are held in most major New Zealand galleries.
Worsley accompanied the governor of New Zealand, Lord Ranfurly, and Lady Ranfurly as illustrator on their tour of the Sub Antarctic Islands in 1902. A sketchbook in the NZ National Library portrays a number of bird sketches.
Advertisements in New Zealand newspapers early in the 20th century reveal that Worsley did do a set of postcards.
"six postcards in colour of the Birds and Flowers of New Zealand after the original paintings by C.N. Worsely, and a series ... of L.W. Wilson cards.", Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXII, Issue 10503, 1 November 1905, pg 2., Papers Past.
Also, there were many advertisements around the country such as this one: "Birds and Flowers of Maoriland, C.N. Worsley, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLII, 27 October 1908, pg 3."
Otherwise no other evidence is to be found about these postcards.
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Issued circa 1905
After the original Paintings by
Card size: 5 1/2 x 3 9/16 inches (14 x 9cm).
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