William Buelow Gould (1803-1853)
“Flowers Beside an Arched Window”
Oil on canvas
50 x 68.8 cm
Signed lower right

William Buelow Gould (1803-1853)
“A Hare, Rosella and Pheasant” c. 1843
Oil on canvas
79 x 67 cm
Signed lower left: “W. B. Gould / Hobarton”

Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
Private collection
Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart
Private collection, Tasmania

“William Buelow Gould 1803-1853”, Clune Galleries, Sydney 1968, no. 9

“William Buelow Gould: Convict Artist of Van Diemen’s Land”, Garry Darby, catalogue no. 62, as ‘Rosella and Hare’

Frederick Strange (c. 1807 – 1873)
(Mount Wellington and St. John’s from New Town Bay) 1841
Watercolour on paper
22 x 29.5 cm (sight)
Signed with initials and dated lower left: ‘F.S. 1841’

Frederick Strange (c. 1807 – 1873) was sentenced to transportation for life in 1837 for stealing a watch. He arrived in Hobart Town in 1838, where he served as a government messenger. Prior to his departure from England, he was a portrait and house painter, a profession he was able to return to following his move to Launceston after obtaining a third class pass in 1841.

He struggled to make a living, particularly following the introduction of photography to the colony, and soon found a more comfortable existence as a grocer on Charles Street, Launceston. His former studios were taken over by a photographer. Strange died in Launceston in 1873.

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