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Read, Richard Daniel, b. 1765
Richard Read (senior) was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation for possession of forged notes and arrived in Sydney on the Earl Spencer on 9 October ...
Ravenet, Juan, b. 1766
After lengthy negotiations by expedition leader Alessandro Malaspina, Juan Ravenet finally joined his friend in 1791 as resident figure painter on his voyage.
Duterrau, Benjamin, b. 1767
Duterrau arrived in Australia when he was 65. Already an established artist, he produced many Australian 'firsts' including 'The Conciliation' - the first history painting ...
Glover, John, b. 1767
Glover's direct experience of nature, both as a pioneer settler and painter, resulted in a fresh and vital approach to Australian painting. Subtleties of the ...
Fowell, Newton Digby, b. 1768
Fowell joined the Royal Navy at 12 and arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. He made sketches of birds and Aboriginal weapons, none of ...
Tobin, George, b. 1768
Naval officer and natural history painter who sketched on various voyages, including Captain William Bligh's voyage to Van Diemen's Land. Tobin became the first European ...
Grove, James, b. 1769
James Grove was a sketcher, engraver, carver and silversmith. He is credited with having made the earliest existing example of Australian silver, a small castor ...
Havell, Robert, b. 1769
Presumably of the well-known Reading family of artists and engravers, one of the 14 children of a drawing-master and the brother of William Havell.
Raper, George, b. 1769
George Raper was a natural history painter and naval officer. In 1783 he entered the Royal Navy. His artistic legacy is his record of the ...
Lewin, John William, b. 1770
Colonial Sydney painter, art teacher and naturalist, was the first free artist to settle in New South Wales and attempted to make a living as ...
Mudge, Zachariah, b. 1770
Topographical artist who travelled the Pacific on board HMS Discovery.
Eyre, John, b. 1771
One of the convict artists, Eyre produced watercolour views of Sydney, outstanding for their detailed precision. His pictures were an outstanding success, selling in 1814 ...
Butler, Daniel, b. 1772
Daniel Butler was aboard the First Fleet vessel, Prince of Wales, as a young 15-year old seaman.
Flinders, Ann Chappelle, b. 1772
The wife of explorer Matthew Flinders, she was blind in one eye from smallpox lancing but had an aptitude for painting flowers from nature. Most ...
Hipkiss, Richard, b. 1772
Painter, manufacturer and agriculturist, came to Sydney in March 1832. He rapidly became active in Sydney's public affairs and initiated several associations, some of which ...
Allen, Josiah W., b. 1773
Portrait and miniature painter, decorator and drawing teacher, Allen arrived in Sydney as a convict, having been arrested in England for forging bank notes. Upon ...
Chapman, William Neate, b. 1773
Sketcher and public servant, Chapman was a family friend of first Governor Arthur Phillip but it was with Philip Gidley King that he first came ...
Sykes, John, b. 1773
Sketcher and naval officer, served as master's mate in the Discovery from 1790 to 1795 in its voyage around the world. In 1791 when Discovery ...
Synnot, Walter, b. 1773
Colonial army officer, amateur painter of natural history paintings, watercolour scenes and at least one portrait. Known works were produced during his time living in ...