- Johnston, J.
- Johnston, James
- Johnston, J. T.
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Platts lists an artist as 'J T Johnston' which is probably a conflation of John Tremenhere Johnston, a British soldier who served in New Zealand in the 1860s and the artist on this page, James Johnston, a minor engraver employed by the Church Missionary Society.
The first part of Platts's entry appears to describe John Tremenhere Johnston but in the second part of her entry where she mentions The Baptism of Te Ngahue... in the Nan Kivell collection, National Library of Australia, she is perhaps inadvertently referring to James Johnston, since the work is now known to be an 1851 wood engraving by him, based on a drawing by Cuthbert Clarke. Other copies of the wood engraving are held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Alexander Tunbull Library and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. An 1875 oil painting based on this engraving by W. W. McCarty is held at the National Library of Australia.
You can read the National Library of New Zealand catalogue entries for these two artists here and here.
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