20043
Lloyd Rees (1895-1988)
‘Afternoon’ (Blue Days on the Derwent) 1983
Oil on canvas on board
40 x 50 cm

Provenance:
Blue Days on the Derwent, Tasmanian Exhibition by Lloyd Rees, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, 1 – 24 July 1983, catalogue no .3

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20017
Thomas Bock (1790 – 1855)
‘R V Hood’ c. 1839
Pencil watercolour and Chinese white on paper
25.5 x 20.4 cm
Signed lower right

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Much of the early art of the colony was created by convicts who have left legacies far beyond their low standing. Among the earliest of these artists was Thomas Bock (1790 – 1855), who was transported to Hobart Town in 1824. After his pardon, he established himself as a portraitist, producing images of many of the colonial elite. Masterpiece currently has on offer his portrait of frame maker, lithographer and art dealer Robin Vaughn Hood (1802 – 1888), who was a central figure in the arts in and culture of Van Diemen’s Land, highly regarded for his iconic birds’ eye Huon pine frames.

19101
John Glover (1767 – 1849)
(An Italianate Classical Landscape)
Oil on canvas
75 x 114 cm

Provenance:
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.

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17061
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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After an early life spent painting between military life and extensive travel between Europe, Jamaica and Brazil, Haughton Forrest (1826 – 1925) emigrated from Britain to Tasmania in 1876. He painted prolifically after his arrival, becoming known for his meticulous paintings of Tasmanian maritime scenes and wilderness landscapes.

With the renewed interest in the early days of the colony in the late 19th century came 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

07112
Lloyd Rees (1895 – 1988)
‘The Summit, Mt Wellington I‘ 1973
Watercolour, pen and ink on paper
45 x 60.5 cm
Signed & dated lower right: ’73 L REES’

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05057
Lloyd Frederic Rees (1895-1988)
‘St Mary’s Cathedral’ 1922
Ink and wash on paper
46 x 37.8 cm
Signed & dated lower left: ‘REES/1922’

Exhibited:
‘Lloyd Rees Drawings: Centenary Retrospective’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, March 1995

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03225
Lloyd Frederic Rees (1895-1988)
‘Cathedral at Rheims‘ 1917
Pen on paper
26.5 x 18.0 cm

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19064
Desiderius Orban (1884 – 1986)
‘Vase, Fruit and Flowers’
Pastel on paper
48.8 x 63.6 cm (sight)
Signed lower left: ‘Orban’

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99376
Sir Oswald Walter Brierly (1817 – 1894)
“After the Gale”
Pencil on paper
13.2 x 22.3 cm
Signed and inscribed with title lower right:
‘O. W. Brierly After the Gale’

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19061
Eva Kubbos (b. 1928)
“Study Silence” – Blue River & Tree 1980
Watercolour on paper
52.5 x 71.5 cm
Signed & dated lower right: ‘Eva Kubbos 80’

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