William Rose Bock

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William Rose Bock (5 January 1847 – 3 August 1932) was a New Zealand engraver, medal designer, illuminator, stamp designer, lithographer and publisher. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on 5 January 1847.[1]

In 1878 Bock founded his own firm, in Wellington, New Zealand, first with Henry Elliot and then with Alfred Ernest Cousins. His firm Bock and Cousins published The Art Album of New Zealand Flora by Sarah Featon and her husband, Edward Featon.[2]


  1. ^ Gwynn, Robin. "William Rose Bock". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Sampson, F. Bruce (1985). Early New Zealand botanical art. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 047400015X.