The Vision Splendid
The Vision Splendid features the sketchbooks of 22 nineteenth-century artists, ranging from well-known professionals like Eugene von Gu rard and John Glover to amateurs about whom little is known. These artists, engineers, surveyors, military men, solicitors, public servants and pastoralists all delighted in recording what they saw and then sharing it with family, friends and the wider public. The sketches reveal what colonial life in Australia was like at that time, both in the country and in the city, and the challenges the artists faced depicting landscapes that were so different from those in Europe.
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John Glover 17671849
Sydney and regional New South Wales 18361837 George Gordon McCrae 18331927
Sydney and the Illawarra District 18401846 William Henty 18081881
Challicum Fiery Creek Victoria 18421853 Edward Thomson 18221873
Thomas Tyrwhitt Balcombe 18101861
Jane Dorothea Cannan 18221861
Albin Martin 18131888
Wallaroo the Murray and Darling rivers and other South Australian scenes 18561862 Frederick James Jobson 18121881
Richard Wingfield Stuart 18431914
Life on the land Queensland 18621890s Henry James Warre 18191898
Charles Enys 18401891
Canterbury homesteads and sheep runs New Zealand 18651875 George Penkivil Slade 18321896
Whately Eliot 18411927
Thomas George Glover c 18201881
List of illustrations
The Auckland District New Zealand 18541855 Eugene von Guérard 18111901
Charles Whitmore Babbage 1841?
Aboriginal Adelaide artwork Auckland Australian landscape Balcombe Blue Mountains bottom brother bush Cannan Castle Hill Station Charles Enys church colonial Cottage Darling River described died Diemen’s Land drawings Duncan Elphinstone Cooper Edward Thomson engineer European exhibited father Gallery George Gordon McCrae gold goldfields Govett’s Leap Guérard gum trees Henty House images Jane Jobson John Glover John Richardson Glover Launceston Library of Australia Longford Martin McCrae Melbourne Melbourne 1853 military Mitchell Morpeth N.S. Wales National Library Newcastle Panorama of Challicum pastoral pencil Queensland record returned to England Richard Wingfield Richard Wingfield Stuart River Royal sail scenes settled sketchbook sketcher South Australia South Wales South Wales 1840s South Wales c.1848 surveying surveyor Sydney Cove Tasmania Thomas George Glover top Sydney travelled trip Turon Turon River Van Diemen’s Land Victoria Vision Splendid Wallaroo Warre watercolour watercolour sketches Western Australia Westmacott William Henty William Romaine Govett young Zealand