Thomas Cane 1830-1905
Thomas Cain trained as an architect in the UK prior to emigrating to new Zealand with his wife Emma and 9 children. The family arrived on the Star of India on 31 December 1873. Cain worked as an architect in Christchurch, and was appointed Canterbury's Provincial Architect in 1875, designing the Lyttelton Timeball Station in 1876. After the abolition of the provincial governments in 1876 he established a private practice as an architect, designing Christchurch Girls' High School in that year. Throughout his life Cain painted largely in watercolours. Some of these works are held in the collections of the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and Alexander Turnbull Library.
Image Dimensions: 455mm W x 320mm H
Framed Dimensions: 760mm W x 620mm H