13 August, 2005

glover in paris

In a year and a half the amount of australian art that i have found in european museums is almost nothing. A few aboriginal works and this notable exception in the Louvre, Paris.

The artist, Glover is recorded as English, but the subject is Tasmania.

A Corroboree in Van Diemen's Land, 1840
Oil on canvas, 77 x 115 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

another similar work and more Glover's are here

Glover has
long been regarded as ‘the father of Australian landscape painting’. He was the only major European artist to migrate to Australia before the gold rushes of the 1850s and is without doubt the most important Australian landscape painter of the early colonial period.
also in the louvre

ben lomond, van dieman's land

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