16154
William Charles Piguenit (1836 – 1914)
(View of Adamson’s Peak from Esperance, South Tasmania)
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 91.8 cm
Signed lower right

Make enquiry

Following his departure to Sydney in 1880, where he enjoyed success as a leading painter of landscapes, Piguenit frequently returned to Tasmania on
painting trips. During one of these visits in 1887, Piguenit received a commission from Sir Edward Braddon to produce a series of oils for exhibition at the upcoming Centennial International Exhibition in 1888. It was at this time that Piguenit made a number of sketches in the south of the state, including the sketch that was later to be developed into this work. The sketch is now housed in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery collection.1

1. Backhouse, S, Brown, T, Johannes, C (2012), A Passion for Nature: William Charles Piguenit, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, pp. 70 – 71