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The vision splendid / Stephanie Owen Reeder ; National Library of Australia
Bib ID 4973418
Format BookBook
Author
Reeder, Stephanie Owen
 
Description Canberra : National Library of Australia, ©2011 
176 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 9780642277244
Summary

The Vision Splendid features the sketchbooks of 22 nineteenth-century artists, ranging from well-known professionals like Eugene von Gurard and John Glover to amateurs about whom little is known. These artists, engineers, surveyors, military men, solicitors, public servants and pastoralists all delighted in recording what they saw and then sharing it with family, friends and the wider public. The sketches reveal what colonial life in Australia was like at that time, both in the country and in the city, and the challenges the artists faced depicting landscapes that were so different from those in Europe.

Notes

"All the sketchbooks in this book are held by the Pictures Collection in the National Library of Australia" -- p. 170.

National Library of Australia’s N copy is signed by the author.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-176)

Subjects Artists -- Australia -- 19th century -- Biography.  |  Landscape drawing -- Australia -- 19th century.  |  Landscape drawing -- New Zealand -- 19th century.  |  Race relations - Representation - Art.  |  Art - Artists - Non-Indigenous.  |  Australia.  |  New Zealand (NZ)
Other authors/contributors National Library of Australia
Terms of Use National Library of Australia 2011. 

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