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Author Gilmour, Joanna, 1970-

Title Elegance in exile : portrait drawings from colonial Australia / Joanna Gilmour.

Published Canberra : National Portrait Gallery, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  743.420994 Gil    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  743.420994 GILM    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/VAUG  743.420994 GILM    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description v, 181 pages : illustrations (some colour, some folded-out), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes Maps on endpapers: Plan of the town and suburbs of Sydney, August, 1822; Plan of the city of Hobart Town, compiled partly from Frankland's map, & partly from recent surveys (4 September 1854)
Includes some fold-out illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-181)
Summary "The artists Richard Read senior, Thomas Bock, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and Charles Rodius are recognised today for the portraits they created in the first half of the nineteenth century. Exiled to Australia as convicts, they produced some of the most elegant and significant Australian portraits of the period. The drawings, watercolours, sketches, prints and miniatures examined ... encompass the stories of Indigenous leaders, governors, explorers, administrators and gentry, as well as colonists of less illustrious or ex-convict stock. A fine and vivid record of Australian colonial life, society and identity, 'Elegance in Exile' examines the conditions under which these artists practised, exploring patronage of the arts in colonial Sydney and Hobart and profiles the pre-eminence of drawing and printmaking in the early years of the visual arts in Australia."--Back cover.
Notes Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 1 June-26 August 2012.
Local note SpC/VAUG copy donated by Gerard Vaughan and Rose Flanders.
Other author National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
Subject Bock, Thomas, 1793-1855.
Read, Richard, approximately 1765-1827?.
Rodius, Charles, 1802-1860.
Wainewright, Thomas Griffiths, 1794-1847.
National Portrait Gallery (Australia) -- Exhibitions.
Portrait drawing -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Portrait drawing, Australian -- Exhibitions.
Art, Colonial -- Australia -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- Australia -- Tasmania -- 19th century.
Artists -- Australia -- New South Wales -- 19th century.
Variant Title Portrait drawings from colonial Australia.
Local donor Vaughan, Gerard. Donor.
Flanders, Rose. Donor.
ISBN 9780987073556 (hbk)