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Title

Launceston and the river Tamar

(circa 1832)


Artist

John Glover

England, Australia

18 Feb 1767 - 09 Dec 1849


About

In 1831 John Glover arrived in the Tamar River, Launceston after a five month journey from England with his wife Sarah, and son John Richardson Glover. This painting dates within the first years of Glover's arrival in Australia and testifies to his desire to capture the unique environment he encountered.


Details


Other Titles

A view from Trevallyn of Launceston and the river Tamar, Van Dieman's Land

A Colonial Landscape, with minutely painted foreground. Love birds on the trees, & c.


Date

(circa 1832)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

76.7 x 113.3 cm stretcher; 95 x 136.5 x 11.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r., brown oil "J Glover". Not dated.


Credit

Anonymous gift 1972


Accession number

41.1972


Artist information

John Glover

Artist profile

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 12 publications

Bibliography


Australian Gallery Directors Council, Old master paintings from the USSR: A survey of four centuries of European art. Report, 'John Glover', Sydney, 1979. cat.no. 47; catalogue entry

Susan Bruce, A treasury of Australian bush painting, Adelaide, 1979, 8 (colour illus.), 15. plate no. 7

Andrew Frost, Conquest of space: science fiction and contemporary art, 'The engine of experience: contemporary art and SF', pg. 5-7, Sydney, 2014, 6, 12 (colour illus.), 43.

MH Grant, The old English landscape painters; vol. 5, England, 1959, (illus.) (plate 211) as 'Near Launceston, Tasmania'.

David Hansen, John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque, Hobart, 2003, 111 (colour illus.), 201 (colour illus.). cat.no. 65; titled 'Launceston and the River Tamar'; dated c.1832

Tony MacDougall (Editor), Australian Encyclopaedia Vol. 6, Sydney, 1996, 2330 (colour illus.).

John McPhee, Art Gallery of New South Wales collection series, 'John Glover: Ullswater from Patterdale', Sydney, 1981, illus..

John McPhee, The Art of John Glover, Melbourne, 1980, 26, 69, 88 (colour illus.).

John McPhee, John Glover, Launceston, 1977, 38, 43, 45.

David Muir (Director) and Malcolm Otton (Producer), Four Colonial painters 1832-1887, Lindfield, circa 1980. The Australian eye series is an historically grouped series of films on Australian painting made by Film Australia with the co-operation of the National Gallery and the Art Galleries in each state. Each program takes a major work of each of the particular artists from the period concerned, and examines that work in detail.

Daniel Thomas, Art and Australia, 'Australian collection', pg. 52-62, Sydney, Jul 1972, 53 (colour illus.).

Sydney Ure Smith (Editor), Art and Australia, Sydney, Jul 1972, 1 (illus.).