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Australian art

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Classical landscape

circa 1820


John Glover

England, Australia

18 Feb 1767 - 09 Dec 1849



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


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

John Glover

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


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

Referenced in 11 publications


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

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

Bernard Rigby, Look, 'The Golden Section: a mysterious number that does something to our brains', pg. 8, Sydney, 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, Melbourne, Apr 2001, 23 (colour illus.).