John Gould (1804 – 18841)
‘Aquilla Morphnoides’ (Little Eagle)
Hand coloured lithograph
51.5 x 34 cm

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Haughton Forrest (1826 – 1925)
(Tasman’s Discovery Ships; the Heemskirk & the Zeehan)
Oil on canvas
51.5 x 80 cm
Signed lower left

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As the 19th century came to a close, Hobart society took on a renewed interest in the early European history of the Tasmanian colony. This interest saw the eminent painter Haughton Forrest’s first forays into historical painting. After exhibiting at the ‘Old Hobart’ exhibition of 1896 with paintings depicting Old Government House, Hobart and Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour, Forrest turned his hand to the earliest chapter of the island’s European history; the sighting of the west coast of Tasmania by the Dutch explorer Abel Janzoon Tasman (1603 – 1659) in 1642.1

1. Brown, G D (1982), Haughton Forrest 1826 – 1925, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne

William Buelow Gould (1803 – 1853)

William Buelow Gould (1803 – 1853)
“Still Life, Fruit and Flowers”
Oil on canvas
61cm x 71cm (sight)
Signed & dated lower left

The Ted Gregg Collection, Sydney
Private Collection, Victoria

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