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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 ...
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 ...
Bowen, John, b. 1780
An unsigned watercolour with a vague attribution to John Bowen is now thought to be have executed by a different artist. The work, a view ...
Evans, George William, b. 1780
Although primarily known as an explorer and surveyor, G.W. Evans's artistic efforts have considerable merit. His topographical vistas of Hobart Town, Parramatta and Sydney Harbour ...
Jorgenson, Jorgen, b. 1780
Colonial-era sketcher, painter, naval officer, and author, among other things, he lived in Van Diemen's Land variously as a convict and a free man. He ...
Bicheno, James Ebenezer, b. 1785
James Ebenezer Bicheno arrived in Van Dieman's Land for a position as Colonial Secretary. Active in the artistic community of Hobart in the 1840s and ...
Florance, Thomas, b. 1785
A sketcher and surveyor who served in the American War of 1812 and lived for many years in New Zealand. Most of his drawings would ...
Boyes, George Thomas William Blamey, b. 1786
Like many early colonists in public service, George Boyes was able to pursue leisurely hobbies, such as watercolour painting; he preferred the landscape of Tasmania ...
Ross, James, b. 1786
James Ross was an engraver, teacher, editor and printer. He was appointed joint government printer and editor of the Hobart Town Gazette in June 1825. ...
Hardwicke, Charles Browne, b. 1788
Naval officer and settler, the only sketch attributed to him may have in fact been drawn by his fiancée, Elizabeth Chapman. The sketch is of ...
Beamont, John, b. 1789
A committed public servant, John Beaumont held various positions in Hobart Town with the colonial administration. Only one known surviving sketch exists, which is now ...
Chapman, Thomas Evans, b. 1789
Painter, art teacher, lithographer and public servant in Hobart, Tasmania. Chapman was not only one of early Tasmania's most prolific, competent and detailed sketchers but ...
Bock, Thomas, b. 1790
A first-class engraver and photographer, Thomas Bock was transported to Van Dieman's Land for assisting in an abortion. He stayed on in Australia after his ...
Glover, John, b. 1790
Named after his famous father, John Glover junior also painted Tasmanian subjects. John junior also farmed the family land while his father painted.
Hellyer, Henry, b. 1790
Watercolourist, surveyor and architect, arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1826 as architect and surveyor to the newly formed Van Diemen's Land Company. Painted watercolours ...
Hill, Samuel, b. 1790
Sketcher, naval officer, public servant and settler, Hill was born in England and lived in Van Diemen's Land from 1823 to 1846. He is thought ...
Hutchinson, John Hicks, b. 1792
A much travelled sketcher who originally travelled to Hobart, then converted to Methodism before becoming a missionary to the unfortunate Tongans, before returning to Tasmania. ...
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 ...
Wedge, John Helder, b. 1793
Sketcher and surveyor. During his survey Wedge made many sketches of the countryside and the Aboriginal people, some of which were later reproduced in James ...
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 ...