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Title

Flowers and fruit

1849

Artist

William Buelow Gould

England, Australia

08 Nov 1803 - 11 Dec 1853

  • Details

    Other Title
    Flower piece
    Date
    1849
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    65.8 x 76.8 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., oil "W. B. Gould Painter 1849".

    Credit
    Purchased 1956
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9196
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    William Buelow Gould

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  • About

    In a period when still-life painting was rare in Australia, William Buelow Gould produced a significant body of flower subjects and related nature studies. Gould's conventionalised but highly proficient style confirms a background in applied arts. Though Gould did not undertake formal art training, he executed his oil paintings with a keenly accurate eye, delicacy and refinement.

    Transported to Tasmania for theft in 1827, Gould worked variously in the new colony as a coach painter, scene painter and natural history illustrator, recording plants and fish for scientific purposes. His principal activity was in Launceston and Hobart, where he died an emancipated citizen in 1853.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications