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Cook, Elizabeth, b. 1741
Embroiderer. Elizabeth Cook is best known to history as the wife of the renowned navigator-explorer Captain James Cook. Despite never joining her husband on his ...
Stone, Sarah, b. 1760
Sarah Stone worked as a painter and natural history illustrator in England between 1777 and 1820, and although she never visited the Pacific region she ...
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 ...
Campbell, Sophia, b. 1777
Until 2009 regarded as a watercolour painter and sketcher and as Australia's first woman artist. This entry, written in 2009, outlines details of the re-attribution ...
Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta, b. 1778
Colonial first lady: female designer of gardens and architecture whose paintings and sketches influenced major works in the fledgling colony of New South Wales. She ...
Knip, Pauline, b. 1781
A natural history artist, born in Paris 1781. She specialised in painting birds and illustrated many ornithological publications. While she never visited Australia her books ...
Putland, Mary, b. 1783
Putland's father Governor William Bligh described her work as 'some little fancy drawings.' He was not so condensing when, barely a fortnight after her husband's ...
Buckland, A. E., b. 1790
Botanical artist, A.E. Buckland produced a number of watercolours between 1847 and 1850 that are now held in the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and ...
Wilson, Martha, b. 1790
Martha Wilson was a watercolour painter. Together with her husband and children she left London in 1838 bound for South Australia. Before their wooden house ...
Bailey, Mary, b. 1792
Watercolourist active in colonial Hobart in the 1850s. Mary Bailey's watercolour 'View from Sandy Bay' is held by the National Library of Australia.
Lette, Elizabeth, b. 1792
Portrait painter, was reported in both Launceston and Hobart Town newspapers in 1848 as a portrait painter of some ability. She spoke of becoming a ...
Macleay, Frances Leonora, b. 1793
Philanthropic colonial female painter whose detailed watercolours of flower arrangements included European and Australian flora. Her art was influenced by a lifelong association wih scientific ...
Currie, Jane Eliza, b. 1794
Miniature and watercolour painter, born in England, UK. Resident of Western Australia she painted some of earliest known views taken in the area.
Marsden, Ann, b. 1794
Female colonial painter and embroiderer who taught indigenous children literacy in her Sunday school at Parramatta, while exerting considerable influence on her father, the Reverend, ...
Shaw, Elizabeth, b. 1794
Elizabeth (Eliza) Shaw was a botanical painter and writer as well as an excellent pianist and needlewoman. She arrived with her family in Western Australia ...
Bunbury, Margaret Richardson, b. 1795
Lady Bunbury brought with her from Ireland a noted passion for such gentle pursuits as embroidery, sketching, specimen collecting and visiting. Her residence, Charterhouse at ...
Richardson-Bunbury, Margaret, b. 1795
Lady Margaret Richardson-Bunbury was born in 1795. She was an embroiderer and garden designer. Lady Richardson-Bunbury formed the first Western Australian branch of the British ...
Bowman, Mary, b. 1796
Painter Mary Bowman is best known for the silk flag she painted in 1806 to celebrate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. Now held in the Mitchell ...
Barton, Charlotte, b. 1797
Charlotte Barton came to Australia upon her father's death to work as a governess. Two of her daughters went on to become well-known artists but ...
Darling, Elizabeth, b. 1798
Wife of the Governor New South Wales 1825/1831 Major-General Ralph Darling. She made watercolours and drawings as well as designs for public buildings.