John Glover (1767 – 1849)
(An Italianate Classical Landscape)
Oil on canvas
75 x 114 cm
Collection of Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett -Coutts
Private collection, South Africa
Regarded as ‘the Father of Australian Landscape Painting’, John Glover emigrated to Van Diemen’s Land in 1831. While he is now best known for his depictions of the Tasmanian landscape, prior to his departure from England he enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter of classical and picturesque views, and continued to paint European subject matter after his arrival in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831.