Charles Furneaux (1835–1913) was born in Boston and became a drawing theoretical in that area. For many years he lived in the town of Melrose, Massachusetts. In 1880, Furneaux moved to Hawaii, where he cultivated the harmony of King Kalakaua and supplementary members of the Hawaiian royal family, from whom he later established several commissions. In the late 1880s,he was commissioned in Honolulu by Alexander Joy Cartwright, widely certified as the "father of baseball" and unconventional dear friend of King Kalakaua, to paint the on your own oil portrait of his 72-year life. While animated in Honolulu he taught at the private schools Punahou and St. Albans (now known as Iolani School). In 1885, he time-honored the order of Chevalier of Kapiolani from King Kalakaua in 'recognition of his services in advancing Hawaiian art'. He died in Hawaii in 1913.
His reputation is mainly based upon the paintings he executed in Hawaii, especially those of erupting volcanoes. The Bishop Museum (Honolulu), the Brooklyn Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, Iolani Palace (Honolulu) and Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (South Hadley, Massachusetts) are in the course of the public collections holding works by Charles Furneaux.
The auction compilation for a painting by Charles Furneaux is $17,260 . This book was set by Kilauea, a 16 by 24 inch oil painting upon canvas sold Oct. 28, 1999 at Christie's (Los Angeles).