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An image of Classical landscape by John Glover

John Glover

(England, Australia 18 Feb 1767 – 09 Dec 1849)

Classical landscape
circa 1820
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

149.2 x 240.1 cm stretcher; 183.5 x 276.7 x 9.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1975
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Christopher Gibbs Ltd, London, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christopher Gibbs Ltd, 1975

Bibliography (11)

Christopher Gibbs Ltd, London, Painting in England 1799-1900, London, 1973. 4

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 68 (illus.).

David Hansen, John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque, Hobart, 2003, 66, 67 (colour illus.), 170 (colour illus.). 38; titled 'A landscape with a Sybil's Temple: Composition'; dated 1816

Terry Ingham, The Australian financial review, 'Saleroom', Sydney, 09 Aug 1979, 17 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 88. 758

John McPhee, John Glover, Launceston, 1977, 29 (illus.). 24

John McPhee, The Art of John Glover, Melbourne, 1980, 85 (colour illus.). "Landscape with ruins and a distant view of the sea"

Bernard Rigby, Look, 'The Golden Section: a mysterious number that does something to our brains', pg. 8, Newtown, Mar 2002, 8 (colour illus.).

Royal Society of British Artists, The sixth exhibition of the Society of British artists, 1829.

Andrew Sayers, JMW Turner, 'Turner and the origins of landscape painting in Australia', Canberra, 1996, 205 (colour illus.).

Vivienne Webb, Look, 'Colonial perspective', pg. 22-23, South Yarra, Apr 2001, 23 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

The sixth exhibition of the Society of British artists, Royal Society of British Artists, London, 1829–1829

Painting in England 1799-1900, Christopher Gibbs Ltd, London, London, Dec 1973–Dec 1973

John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque:

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