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Mr JW Lewin : painter & naturalist / Richard Neville
Bib ID 5680280
Format BookBook
Author
Neville, Richard Anthony John
 
Description Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2012 
272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 9781742233277
1742233279
Summary

Author, illustrator, printmaker and natural historian, John William Lewin created the first illustrated book ever published in Australia - Birds of New South Wales, in 1813. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, Mr JW Lewin takes a fascinating look at Lewin's life and work, his place in colonial Australian society and the natural history craze that swept the world at that time. When Lewin arrived in New South Wales in 1800, the fledgling colony was by no means a favoured destination for artistic, ambitious Englishmen. Yet to Lewin, Australia was simply 'the finest country in the world', and it offered him the respectability and social standing he could never have found in England. Written by Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian at the State Library of New South Wales, this book is a visually stunning testament to Lewin's artistic legacy.

Notes

This book was published to coincide with an exhibition, 'Lewin: Wild Art', held at the State Library of New South Wales (5 March -28 May 2012). The production of this book, and the Library exhibition, was generously supported by the Belalberi Foundation.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-260) and index.

Subjects Lewin, J. W. (John William), 1770-1819.  |  Artists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Ornithologists -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Art - Artists - Non-Indigenous.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors State Library of New South Wales
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Mr J W Lewin : painter and naturalist.

Terms of Use State Library of New South Wales 2012. 
Available From NewSouth Publishing, University of New South Wales Press, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney NSW 2052 

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