Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918

Turnbull, A H, 1868-1918

Born in Wellington, New Zealand on 14 September 1868. Merchant, bibliophile, and collector who amassed the largest private library in New Zealand at the time, consisting of over 55,000 books, and also thousands of paintings, drawings, prints, maps, pamphlets, manuscripts, periodicals and newspapers. After his death in 1918 and bequest of his collection to the Crown, the Alexander Turnbull Library was established in 1920.

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Date: 1911 - 1907 By: Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (Sir), 1874-1961; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-037-010 Description: Looking up at a single-storied house with verandah and gable roof. A tall tree-trunk on the left. Two goats graze in front of the house Print number 1. Edit...
Date: 1913 By: Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (Sir), 1874-1961; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-064-009 Description: A girl seated in a wooden chair, reading a book resting on the right arm of the chair Print number 2 in an edition of unknown size The artist was an Austr...
By: Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: Curios-030-046 Description: Round table, on pedestal base, with three lower legs below a turned ornamental pattern. Protective glass top to fit. Glass top supplied by the Library ca 20...
Date: 1887 - 1888 By: Payton, Edward William, 1859-1944; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-045-014 Description: A view of Mount Tongariro and Mount Ruapehu across Lake Taupo. There are also four figures paddling across the lake in a canoe in the foreground. Inscriptio...
Payton, Edward William 1859-1944 :Ta Ringamotu. King Country. [18]88
Date: 1888 By: Payton, Edward William, 1859-1944; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-045-003 Description: Rural scene with two houses on the right, a lake, and hills in the distance. Inscriptions differ from image at A-045-003-a. Negative number from print at A-...
Date: 1770 By: Cleveley, John, 1747-1786; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-016-009 Description: Shows two sailing ships and several wrecks. Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Engraving, 6 x 10.5 ins Provenance: The group in A-016-002...
Date: 1910 - 1918 By: Lindsay, Norman Alfred William, 1879-1969; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-092-002 Description: Shows a stockman talking to another man, who is gesturing in the direction of a third man, asleep on the verandah of a bar. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physica...
Date: 1829 By: Carmichael, John, 1803-1857; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-085-006 Description: Shows Aborigines in the right foreground, grass trees in the left foreground, carriages, and a toll gate. The buildings of Sydney, a church spire and two win...
Date: 1915 By: Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-073-005 Description: An angled view across a street towards a group of houses of one, two and three stories. A horse with cart traces stands on the right Edition: No 2 of an ed...
Date: 1773 By: Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), 1723-1792; Watson, James, 1740?-1790; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: B-032-008 Description: Half-length three-quarter profile portrait of Sir John Hawkesworth, seated in his study, a quill pen poised over a document. He is wearing a fur-trimmed velv...