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Bowerman, Henry Boucher, b. 1789
A sketcher, civil servant and land speculator, Bowman studied under the well-known painter Thomas Sandby while at the British Military Academy at Woolwich. Arriving in ...
Fyans, Foster, b. 1790
Although known more for his eccentricities and lively memoirs than his art, Fyans was a sophisticated watercolourist. He is known for a fine picture of ...
Looker, William C., b. 1793
Clerk and possible sketcher. Pencil drawings that carry Looker's name may have been drawn by Henry Boucher Bowerman.
Backhouse, James, b. 1794
Only in Australia for six years, Backhouse kept extensive records of his experiences, which were then posthumously published in London. His observations have proven to ...
Bell, Thomas, b. 1798
After emigrating from Ireland, Thomas Bell and his family lived on the land in New South Wales. After his wife died, Bell placed an advertisement ...
Wickham, John Clements, b. 1798
English naval officer and police magistrate who would marry into the Macarthur family after serving on the Beagle for over a decade. In the course ...
Martens, Conrad, b. 1801
Well-travelled (South America, South Pacific and Australasia) English colonial watercolourist, oil painter, lithographer, sketcher and landscape artist who is one of the better known 19th ...
Burkitt, Alexander Horace, b. 1807
Received thanks for his contribution to the illustrations of Woods's 'A History of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia' (2 vols, London, 1865). for the ...
Becker, Ludwig, b. 1808
An undervalued member of the fateful Burke and Wills expedition, Ludwig Becker was an accomplished artist and naturalist whose contribution to the expedition has belatedly ...
White, James Charles, b. 1809
Sketcher and property manager who came to Australia from India in the early 1830s. He erected the famous Jondaryan woolshed, then the largest on the ...
Laing, James William, b. 1811
Laing came to Victoria during the gold rush and travelled around the colony drawing pencil views of properties and buildings.
I'Erson, Thomas W., b. 1812
Painter, music and singing teacher and minister, exhibited at the Geelong Mechanics Institute Exhibition in 1869. Upon moving to Queensland that same year, I'Erson's focus ...
Leichhardt, Ludwig, b. 1812
Sketcher, naturalist and explorer. Known drawings are little more than rough records made to assist his scientific work.
Archer, Charles, b. 1813
Charles Archer made numerous maps and drawings of Queensland and is considered one of its major early artists. A member of the enterprising colonial Archer ...
Backler, Joseph, b. 1813
Joseph Backler made the best of his transportation to Australia by becoming a prolific and highly regarded portrait painter. He travelled the east coast taking ...
Wall, William Sheridan, b. 1815
curator of the Australian Museum from 1845 to 1858. Wall contributed natural history drawings on a regular basis to the first series of the Illustrated ...
Hazelton, Alfred William, b. 1816
Professional photographer and schoolteacher, Hazelton practiced in Queensland in the mid 1850s. Later moving with his wife and children to Sydney, where he continued as ...
Macarthur, Anna, b. 1816
Female sketcher of landscapes and architecture who collected plants and lived in colonial Sydney and Queensland. She was encouraged to draw by her first governess ...
Crawford, James Coutts, b. 1817
Watercolour painter, writer, naval officer and settler. Resident of England, New Zealand and Australia, his sketches are more the work of a gentleman traveller interested ...
Diggles, Silvester, b. 1817
Regardless of whether he was painting a seashore scene on a mutton shoulder-blade, or showing his special skill in life-like and accurate natural history illustrations, ...